Most mountain passes in Southern Norway reopen as bad weather ends

Mountain passPhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

Most mountain passes in Southern Norway have reopened after being closed due to bad weather. 

Meteorologists stated that there will still be snow showers and strong winds on Saturday night from the northern direction in the outer areas of Møre og Romsdal and Trøndelag, and that there may therefore be locally heavy snowfall until Sunday morning.

However, the danger warnings issued on Saturday, which reported strong storms in some areas, have been canceled.

The low pressure nevertheless led to some traffic problems in Trøndelag and Northern Norway on Saturday night.

Opened mountain passes in Southern Norway

The bad weather led, among other things, to several mountain passes being closed on Saturday, but most of these are now fully open or have column driving.

In Southern Norway, county road 53 Tyin-Årdal is closed due to the bad weather, and there is column driving on national road 7 over the Hardangervidda.

E134 Haukeli, E16 Filefjell, national road 52 over Hemsedalsfjellet, national road 16 Vikafjellet, and county road 50 Hol-Aurland are open to traffic.

In Trøndelag, county road 6516 Oppdal / Rennebu, county road 74 Lifjellet, and county road 773 Brekkvasselv – Røyrvik over Steinfjellet have also been reopened after being closed due to bad weather.

Several closed roads in the north

In Troms, the E6 over Kvænangsfjellet is closed due to the danger of landslides. 

The police in Finnmark informed on Twitter that people who have to drive via Finland due to the detour are exempt from the COVID-19 regulations.

The E6 over Saltfjellet was closed and then reopened on Saturday. On Twitter, Vegtrafikksentralen Nord informs that the road could be closed at short notice.

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

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