Mountain roads closed by snow

Due to heavy snowfall in the Troodos area, the roads from Platres to Troodos, Karvounas to Troodos and Prodromos to Troodos are open only to four-wheel drive vehicles and those equipped with snow chains.

Drivers are urged to be extra careful, drive at low speeds and maintain safe distances from vehicles in front of them.

Temperatures will rise to around 15C inland and in coastal areas and 6C in the higher mountains on Thursday, four degrees lower than is usual for this time of the year.

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Paphos-Polis highway to be completed by 2021

The highway that will connect Paphos with Polis is in the works, Phileleftheros reported on Monday. The two-lane highway will start from the existing Limassol-Paphos (A6) highway in Agia Marinouda and will pass through the villages of Marathounta, Armou, Tsada, Kallepia, Koili and Stroumpi.

 

Update: Police release pictures of Paphos jewellery shop theft suspects

Paphos police are looking for a man and a woman suspected of stealing 50 rings worth €20,000 from a jewellery shop while pretending to be prospective buyers.

The couple, both non-Cypriot, went into the shop as the shopkeeper was preparing to close for lunch and asked to look at various items.

Rain, possible hail expected

Tuesday will start off partly cloudy with possible scattered showers and or thunderstorms, mainly in the mountains and in the north.

By the afternoon it is expected to become mainly cloudy with local rain and isolated storms in many parts of the island.

Thunderstorms may be accompanied by hail.

Latchi wellness resort closes over licence wrangle

The owner of a well-known holiday village in Latchi has hit back over claims and action taken by the present tenant which resulted in the closure of the venue in September due to a wrangle over licences.

Zening Wellness Resort – previously Elia Holiday Village – was taken over by Garmonis Hotels in 2012 on a ten-year contract.