Police report a sharp increase in the number of drivers who try to cross the border at the old Svinesund crossing

Svinesund border controlPhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB
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In the last 24 hours, the police had to stop 411 cars at the old Svinesund border. The crossing is only open to special groups, such as health personnel.

“We send back around 50% of the traffic on the old Svinesund crossing. However, in the last 24 hours, the numbers picked up sharply,” section chief Merete Beck in the Eastern Police District noted.

While 411 drivers were told to turn around, 155 were allowed to use the old crossing. These include health personnel and others in socially critical functions.

“It is very important for society that these people do not wait in line,” Beck said. The police assume that many people try the old Svinesund crossing when they see that the queue is long on the E6.

“The only thing they achieve by doing so is to potentially create problems for those with important jobs in Norway, as well as to end up at the back of the queue at the legal crossing at E6 when they are turned back at old Svinesund,” Beck said.

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

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