Winter weather with gale until well into tomorrow

Winter weather with gale until well into tomorrow
Winter weather with gale until well into tomorrow

Do you have to drive home today over the mountains? In that case, choose E16 over Filefjell. This is the advice from Veitrafikksentralen.

There is column driving at the mountain pass over Aurland on Fylkesvei 50. Here from Vestredalen. Photo: Norwegian Public Roads Administration

5. apr. 2021 10:15

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The weather that on Monday morning contributes to most of the mountain passes between east and west in southern Norway being closed, will only continue.

Hanne Beate Skattør, duty officer at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, tells Aftenposten.

This is what it looked like at the mountain passes at 13.30 on Monday:

  • E16 over Filefjell: Open
  • Rv52 over Hemsedal: Column driving, several hours waiting time.
  • County road 50 over Aurland: Column driving
  • E134 over Haukeli: Closed
  • Rv7 over Hardangervidda: Closed. Remains closed on Monday.
  • Rv13 over Vikafjell: Closed
  • Rv15 over Strynefjellet: Closed
  • Fylkesvei 53 Årdal-Tyin: Closed

There is a long queue at the Filefjell mountain pass. Here outside the Flenja tunnel, Aurland.

1 of 2Photo: Adriane Lilleskare Lunde

– We have a northwesterly wind with gale, and it will last throughout the day. In addition, there will be snow showers towards Western Norway and North-Western Norway, says Skattør.

The snow showers will vary, and the wind may be somewhat weaker tonight. But there will still be gales in exposed places, and snowstorms are forecast in the mountains.

– On Tuesday, there will be more wind again, says Skattør.

Now people should ask themselves if they have to drive today, says Christofa Key-Nilsen at Veitrafikksentralen.

– And if they have to drive, the only option is E16 over Filefjell or column driving over Hemsedal. But here the queues can be long, she says.

Fylkesvei 50 Aurland – Hol has been closed since Sunday, but was opened for column driving after a new assessment on Monday morning. Here there is a three-hour waiting time from the east, says

.

Key-Nilsen encourages people to follow the weather forecasts and driving conditions, keep the queue and make sure you have enough food, clothes, fuel and electricity.

This is what it looked like on Hemsedalsfjellet at 21.27 on Sunday night. Then there was no column driving, but the barrier was closed on the east side. The speed was 20-30 km / h over the mountain.

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