Snow forecasted on the mountains – The Norwegian Public Roads Administration asks people to leave their cars

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People who wish to drive over the mountain crossings in southern Norway on Monday and Tuesday should consider leaving their cars, encourages the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

They warn against difficult driving conditions on the mountain crossings in Sogn and Fjordane, Møre og Romsdal and Oppland on Monday.

“I would say so strongly that people should leave their cars instead of driving over the mountain crossings between east and west,” says section manager Asbjørn Stensrud in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration at the Oppland road department in a press release.

The Meteorological Institute has sent out yellow hazard warnings for a lot of snow at higher altitudes in Trøndelag, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Hedmark and in the mountains in southern Norway.

Calculate extra time for transport and driving. Use the right tires and drive according to conditions, Vegtrafikksentralen West encourages on Twitter.

There is a danger of heavy snow in the mountains in southern Norway over 500 to 600 meters, elsewhere the snow limit is lower. On Strynefjellet, there can be up to 50 millimeters of rainfall Monday and Tuesday – that means up to 50 centimeters of snow. Up to 30 millimeters of precipitation and strong winds have been reported on Sognefjellet.

Europavei 136 over Lesja and Bjorli, E6 over Dovrefjell and county road 27 over Venabygdsfjellet are also exposed to the snow in the mountains. The same applies to highway 3 over Kvikne, according to the Road Administration.

If people are going out on the roads, winter tires do apply. Mountain crossings can be closed.

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