Gjerdrum landslide: It could take several years before everyone affected gets to move home

Gjerdrum landslidePhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB

Some of the residents who live near the edge of the landslide in Gjerdrum may have to wait for one to two years before they can move back.

“Security measures must first be implemented there before it is possible,” the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

“It is very rare for a landslide to develop further after several weeks have passed since the incident. Nevertheless, in order to be completely sure, a maximum landslide development (projection) has been taken into account in the assessment of the evacuation area,” NVE regional manager Toril Hofshagen noted.

On Monday, it became clear that around 600 of the evacuated residents would be allowed to move back home on Wednesday at 4:00 PM.

Ten people died in the quick clay landslide that occurred on the night of December 30 in ​​Ask in Gjerdrum Municipality in Viken.

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

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