After being closed due to bad weather since Tuesday, several mountain passes in Southern Norway reopen

Mountain passesPhoto: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB
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Several mountain passes in Southern Norway have reopened after being closed due to bad weather since Tuesday afternoon.

Bad weather, especially at the mountain passes in the south, caused difficult driving conditions on Tuesday and early on Wednesday. 

Several mountain passes were closed, and people were driving in queues on others. 

On Wednesday morning, all sections except county road 51 Valdresflya reopened. 

The traffic on national road 7 over the Hardangervidda improved just before ten o’clock on Wednesday.

No Christmas traffic – yet

On the E6 at Dovrefjell between Hjerkinn and Grønnbakken, one lane will be closed for several hours due to cleanup.

Snowdrifts and strong winds have made mountain passes in the south of the country particularly risky. 

It is also very slippery in Innlandet county, but it is expected that the weather will be somewhat better throughout the day.

The state of traffic on Tuesday night did not indicate that Christmas traffic has started in earnest, which may be related to the bad weather. 

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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