200 meters wide avalanche hits road in Bremanger, rescue teams deployed

Rescue helicopterPhoto: Rune Stoltz Bertinussen / NTB

An avalanche that is at least 200 meters wide hit a road in Bremanger in Western Norway on Monday morning. 

At 10:30 AM Norwegian time, it was still not known whether cars have been swept away by the avalanche. A number of cars have been reported in the area, but it is not known if any have been hit, the Western Police District wrote on Twitter. 

The emergency services are evacuating the area and working on getting an overview of the situation.

The avalanche occurred north of the Magnhildskar tunnel, which is located on county road 614 between Kinn and Bremanger municipalities in Western Norway.

Rescue efforts

“We have sent a rescue helicopter from Florø, so far we do not know if people or cars have been hit by the avalanche,” Torgeir Espedal told newspaper VG.

Ole Jakob Hartvigsen at the fire service informed the newspaper that the landslide is at least 200 meters wide.

Two avalanche rescue dogs are also on their way to the avalanche.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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