Police in Agder warn drivers to watch out for snow and slippery roads

Snowy icy roadsPhoto: Paul Kleiven / NTB

The roads in Agder are slippery, and there is a lot of snow in some places. The police ask motorists to plan their trips well.

“Both Vegtrafikksentralen and our patrols report a lot of slippery roads in the entire district. We strongly encourage drivers to adapt the driving speed to the conditions,” the Agder police wrote on Twitter on Friday morning.

They ask people who are going to drive to follow the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s websites for directions.

“Today, a lot of snow has been reported in the eastern region. It is important to adapt the speed to the conditions on such days,” Vegtrafikksentralen øst wrote on Twitter.

Roads Administration: Don’t use the car if you don’t have to

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration asks people to consider leaving the car at home today.

“If you do not have to take the car in the morning, then leave it,” traffic operator Kjetil Løvås at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration told the newspaper Fædrelandsvennen.

The police in Agder reported several incidents on the roads in the morning, including a collision between two cars on the E18 in Lillesand at 7 o’clock. 

The precipitation in the south of the country started as snow but turned to rain along the coast. At the same time, it is snowing in Innlandet. Freezing rain along the coast is leading to challenging driving conditions, Roger Evensen in the Agder police stated.

Challenging driving conditions

In a Twitter message, Vegtrafikksentralen sør also reports challenging driving conditions.

“Along the coast of Agder, there has been freezing rain on the ground. There is snow on the roads in the upper parts of Agder, old Buskerud, Vestfold og Telemark.

They encourage people to show consideration for plow crews and other drivers.

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