Strong winds and precipitation led to traffic problems in several places in Norway

StormPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB

There has been a lot of strong wind and precipitation in several places in the country today. Trees have fallen over, and some roads are blocked. People are asked to drive carefully.

On Sunday morning, Vegtrafikksentralen Vest published several reports about trees that fell over. 

In Vestby, the fire brigade moved out at 7:30 AM to remove a tree that fell over Johan Herman Wessel’s road. Just before 8 o’clock on Sunday morning, the fire brigade moved out to Ås in Follo, where a tree fell across a road and hit a house. No injuries were reported.

In Arendal, a tree fell over and blocked Skilsøveien in both lanes. At 9:30 AM, the police in Agder reported that a tree fell over the roadway at Tveit in Kristiansand.

In addition, the Fjordline ferry company’s connections between Kristiansand and Hirtshals have been canceled due to bad weather.

E6 between Oslo and Trondheim over Drivdalen closed

A police patrol reported a landslide over the E6 in Drivdalen while they were at the scene.

The E6 between Oslo and Trondheim over Drivdalen, about three kilometers north of Kongsvoll, is therefore closed, and it is recommended to take the national road 3 through Østerdalen instead. 

Highway 13 Bredvika between Tau and Sand was also temporarily closed due to a landslide. The road has been cleared and is now open for free traffic.

Wet Sunday

Meteorologists have issued a warning for Sunday’s storm over large parts of Western and Eastern Norway.

“Sunday will be soaking wet østafjells, with 50 to 70 millimeters of precipitation in 24 hours,” meteorologists wrote on Twitter.

An orange danger warning for floods has been issued in Ringerike and Hadeland, Oslo, and the surrounding areas.

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

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