News Local Updated: Police assist bus with 25 tourists stranded in snowy Troodos

Updated: Police assist bus with 25 tourists stranded in snowy Troodos

A bus with 25 tourists that had become stuck in snow in Troodos is now on its way back to Limassol after a police operation.

In a message on Twitter at around 1 pm, police said they were assisting a bus with about 25 passengers that was stranded because of the bad weather conditions.

The Cyprus News Agency said the bus was heading to Troodos from Platres when it slid on the slippery road and ended up on snow before being immobilised on the road, closing both lanes.

Earlier police urged drivers to be particularly careful, saying roads were slippery because of rain and ice. Using special equipment, police from Troodos and Platres were able to move it.

A number of roads in the mountains are closed or open only to vehicles with four wheel drive or equipped with snow chains.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/news/local/snow-strong-winds-and-rain-as-bad-weather-continues/

Top Stories

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Monday, 25 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Monday, 25 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Parking place Lidl supermarket, Limassol 08:30-16:30 Parking place Sklavenitis supermarket, Germasoyia...

130 new cases, three deaths announced on Sunday

The Health Ministry announced the death of three persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 186,...

-2 C on Troodos Mountain tonight

Tonight the weather will be mainly fine. Winds will be north-westerly to north-easterly, moderate, force 3 Beaufort. The sea will be slight to rough. The temperature...

Health Ministry to examine use of colchicine for COVID-19 patients

Regarding the use of colchicine to patients with COVID-19, due to relevant announcements made in Greece and Canada, the Advisory Committee of the Health...

Expert says lifting of all measures possible by March, if epidemiological figures allow it

Dr Petros Karayiannis, member of the Scientific Committee on the pandemic and Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Virology at the University of Nicosia Medical School has...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...