Most mountain passes in Southern Norway closed due to bad weather

Snow roadPhoto: Statens Vegvesen / NTB

Most of the important mountain passes in Southern Norway are closed due to bad weather. In Northern Norway, most passes are open.

Only the E16 over Filefjell is currently open for traffic. According to reports, people are driving in a convoy over national road 52 over Hemsedal and county road 50 Aurland – Hol.

The latter has been closed since Sunday but was opened for convoy driving after a new assessment on Monday morning.

Norwegian national road 7 over Hardangervidda, national road 15 over Strynefjell, E134 Haukelifjell, and county road 53 Årdal – Tyin are all closed until further notice, Vegtrafikksentralen informed on Monday morning. 

According to Vegtrafikksentralen øst, national road 15 over Strynefjellet is also closed due to avalanche risk. According to forecasts, the weather will not improve for the next 24 hours. 

At nine o’clock on Monday, Vegtrafikksentralen informed that county road 55 Rustasætre bom – Sognefjellshytta, on the Sognefjellet stretch, is also closed due to bad weather. 

National road 13 over Vikafjellet is also closed. A new assessment will be made at noon on Monday.

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

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