Tuesday, May 24

E6 and Værnes are closed – 10,000 Norwegians are without electricity

Several thousand households are without electricity after strong winds. The meteorologists have sent out a danger warning for southern Norway. A number of roads are closed.

Full storm in Trondheim Sunday night. Here Munkholmen seen from the Pier Center. The water from Trondheimsfjorden is whipped up and inland over the spectators.

Around 6.30 on Monday morning, several thousand were still without electricity after the storm that ravaged Sunday and Monday night.

– The danger warning for southern Norway has been updated. There is now an orange warning for strong gusts of wind on Sunday evening and night until Monday in Møre og Romsdal, Trøndelag, and western parts of Agder, Telemark, Buskerud and Innlandet county. We expect very strong gusts of wind, the Meteorological Institute writes Twitter.

Earlier Sunday, Møre og Romsdal police district was able to report the same.

– Hurricane warning. Make sure you secure yourself and your valuables in a safe way. Avoid staying in exposed places, they write Twitter.

Late Sunday afternoon, a number of road and ferry sections in Western Norway and Central Norway were closed due to the strong winds.

At 7 pm, Trondheim Airport Værnes was also closed. The airport was reopened to normal on Monday morning, but a number of departures are still affected.

– It is the snowy weather and strong winds that create trouble, says operations manager at Trondheim Airport Værnes, Thomas Wintervold to Adresseavisen.

On Sunday evening, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute sent out a map with wind observations. At Veiholmen outside Kristiansund, 45.3 meters per second were measured. If it blows more than 32.6 meters per second for ten minutes straight, it qualifies as a hurricane.

In Trondheim, it was measured 23.5 m / s, which qualifies as a small storm.

Powerless homes and barn close the road

The storm and strong wind have led to more than 8,000 of the network company Tensio’s electricity customers losing power in Trøndelag on Sunday night.

Monday morning, thousands more are still without power. It shows Tensios power failure map for Trøndelag.

Around 6 o’clock on Monday morning, 300 customers were still without electricity in the Molde region, according to Elinett’s overview.

A bus blew off the road in Gjemnes municipality in Møre og Romsdal on Sunday afternoon. No people were injured in the incident.

On Sunday, Vegtrafikksentralen Vest reported that Fylkesvei 5639 was closed due to a barn being blown out into the road. Later there was a message that it was the roof of the barn, not the whole barn, that closed the road.

There are very demanding driving conditions in parts of Central Norway on Sunday night. Here from E6 at Fokstugu a little before 19 o’clock.

Closed roads

Storm surgeon for difficult driving conditions. Several of the mountain passes in southern Norway are closed due to strong winds.

Vegtrafikksentralen vest reports, among other things, that several mountain passes are closed. At 02:00, these roads were affected:

  • Fv53 Tyin-Årdal: Closed
    E16 Filefjell: Column for everyone
    Rv52 Hemsedal: Closed
    Fv50 Aurland – Hol: Closed
    Rv7 Hardangervidda: Closed
    E134 Haukelifjell: Closed
    Rv13 Vikafjellet: Closed
    Rv15 Strynefjellet: Closed

There is also a report of a major avalanche danger. The warning from Varsom.no applies to Helgeland, Ofoten, Salten, Svartisen, Trollheimen and Jotunheimen, among others. In all areas, there is a high risk of avalanches. It is recommended to avoid traffic in avalanche terrain and exit areas.

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Otherwise, there is a significant risk of avalanches in West Finnmark, North Troms, Lyngen, Tromsø, South Troms, Inner Troms, as well as Lofoten and Vesterålen. In these areas, advice is given to avoid shelter areas where fresh forage snow accumulates. Naturally triggered landslides can occur.

Several ferry departures canceled


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