The bad weather all over the country will last through the weekend. The Norwegian Meteorological Institute has issued several yellow danger warnings, and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration is asking people to drive carefully.
Both county road 55 over Sognefjell and 51 over Valdresflye are closed, informed Hans Are Dahl at Vegtrafikksentralen news agency NTB.
Highway 15 over Strynefjellet is also closed on Saturday afternoon, after being open for convoy driving in the morning, Vegtrafikksentralen announced on Twitter.
Chalenging weather conditions have been reported in Filefjell, Haukelifjell, Hemsedal, Hardangervidda and in Nord-Aurdal.
“The roads are open, but the driving conditions are challenging. It is snowing or raining, and there is a strong wind, ”said Dahl.
“The weather varies greatly from the lowlands to the mountains,” he added.
Dahl asks those who are thinking of taking the trip over the mountains to plan ahead.
“Fill up with fuel and check if the battery is fully charged. And plan an alternative route.
“Take your time and avoid stress,” he added.
Storm and gale
The Meteorological Institute has issued a number of yellow danger warnings for the whole country on Yr.
Heavy snowstorms are also expected in Troms and along the coastal and fjord areas in western Finnmark.
“But it seems that the situation is actually better in the north than in the south,” Dahl noted.
Along the coast from Western Norway to Northern Norway, gales and storms have been reported in several places.
People are advised to secure movable property.
There is a danger that ferries, planes and other transport may be canceled.
Bridges can also be closed.
Yellow flood warnings have also been issued in Rogaland and Vestland.
Residents are asked to stay away from streams and rivers with large water currents.
Heavy rainfall has also increased the risk of landslides.
On Saturday and Sunday, extra high water levels are also expected in Eastern Norway.
The bad weather is expected to last through the weekend.
“It is a bit variable, but most likely it will not get better until Monday,” concluded Hans Are Dahl at Vegtrafikksentralen.