Bad weather continues to create traffic problems in the south of Norway

Snow ice roadPhoto: Statens vegvesen / NTB

There were still a number of closed mountain passes in Southern Norway on Tuesday morning. Some sections have opened for convoy driving.

In recent days, people were urged by Vegtrafikksentralen to postpone the journey home from the Easter holidays to Tuesday due to bad weather. 

But on Tuesday, Vegtrafikksentralen reported on Twitter that few mountain passes in Southern Norway are open.

“There is still a lot of wind, and mountain passes can be closed, or convoy driving can be introduced at short notice,” department head Nils Audun Karbø at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration noted.

E16 Filefjellet and E134 Haukeli are open. There is convoy driving on county road 50 Aurland-Hol from 8 o’clock and convoy driving on national road 52 Hemsedal. On Monday night, a two-hour waiting period was announced to join the convoy.

The other mountain passes in the south that were still closed on Tuesday morning are national road 7 Hardangervidda, county road 53 Tyin-Årdal, and national road 15 Strynefjellet.

For those that will drive over Haukelifjellet, Vegtrafikksentralen reports that there is danger of slippery sections and reduced visibility in some places. In Central Norway, county road 27 Venabygdsfjellet is closed, and so is county road 51 Valdresflya. In the north, there is convoy driving on county road 98 Ifjordfjellet due to bad weather.

“Motorists should not go on a trip without winter tires, and they must be prepared for the fact that there may be waiting time at the mountain passes. Have a full tank in the car and warm clothes available. Be patient and drive home carefully from the Easter holidays,” Karbø said.

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

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