Multiple traffic accidents reported after season’s first snowfall in Southern Norway

Snow roadPhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

There was snow in several places in Southern and Eastern Norway on Tuesday night, and several traffic accidents have been reported.

On Sunday, a snow warning was issued for large parts of Southern Norway on Tuesday night, and on Tuesday morning, it was cold and white in several places.

In the morning, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s cameras showed that there was snow on the roads at Oslo Airport, Djupdalen in Skedsmo, Darbu in Øvre Eiker, Lierskogen in Lier, and at Skui in Bærum.

The Eastern Police District reports that they have received several reports of traffic accidents in Romerike on Tuesday morning. 

Among other things, there have been incidents where cars have run into crash barriers, fences, and lampposts.

More snow on smaller roads

“The police ask everyone to drive in line with the (weather) conditions and put on winter tires before driving if the conditions require it.”

At Bøverbru in Vestre Toten municipality, a car drove into a mailbox rack, and in Elverum, a car drove off the road. 

According to the Innlandet Police District, the road was slippery in both places.

Traffic operator Anne Hårstad at Vegtrafikksentralen Øst stated just before 8 o’clock that there is not much snow in Oslo and a bit to the south, but that the snow has created more problems, for example, north along the E6. 

There is also more snow on the smaller roads.

Norwegian Public Roads Administration: It’s important to take it easy

“There have been some incidents, but not serious – yet… It is important that the drivers take it easy and that the cars have the right tires,” Hårstad told NTB.

“We also see on the cameras that people are taking it a little more calmly than usual, but there is still a lot of traffic,” she added.

The traffic accidents on Tuesday morning have occurred in the eastern part of the country, according to Hårstad, but perhaps especially north of Oslo.

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