Despite the coronary limitations, many people travel on the first day of Easter. The storm caused problems in mountain passes and ferry connections.
But at Sola Stavanger Airport, queues are the biggest challenge. Many had to wait a long time to get through the security check.
“We had a period tonight where there was a lot of queuing in the area outside the security checkpoint,” said Soette airport manager Anette Sigmundstad.
He assures that the vast majority kept a good distance from the others and that it also helped to create a longer queue than usual.
– There were also a few people at work during the security check during this period. It is difficult to estimate how many people should be at work when people book tickets just before they travel, says Sigmundstad.
The plateau will be closed tonight
There are also queues for those who now and tonight drove from east to west in southern Norway or vice versa.
– It ‘s very hard weather in the mountains now. The storm will increase throughout the afternoon, says Norwegian Public Roads Operator Marios Nes.
He asks people to count extra time for the trip home from the Easter mountains. For many, there will also be detours since Hardangervidda is closed.
“They hope to be able to open the plateau tomorrow night,” says Ness.
But also in the lowlands, several places have reported difficult driving conditions on Sunday.
On the Våvatnet country road in Orkland in Trøndelag, three cars are involved in an accident on slippery roads. Two cars in front collided, one third led to the ditch. Fortunately no one was injured.
– There are demanding driving conditions in the city, police say.
Several cruise ships and ferries to western Norway were also affected by the storm. This applies to:
- B-route to Seivika – Tømmervåg.
- The speedboat between Kristiansund and Edøy at 20.30 was canceled
- Buavåg – Langevåg
State meteorologist Terje Alsvik Walløe confirms that there is no good weather for everyone who is vegan tonight.
– The storms in the mountain passes make it difficult for those who go home from the Easter holidays. It’s getting worse and worse, says state meteorologist Terje Alsvik Walløe.
Status at 19.00:
- Rv. 7 Hardangervidda: Closed, not open today.
- E134 Haukelifjell: Driving columns
- Rv. 13 Vikafjellet: Closed
- Fv. 50 Hol – Aurland: Driving columns
- Fv. 51 Valdresflye: Closed
- Rv. 15 Strynefjellet: Driving columns
- Rv. 52 Hemsedalsfjellet Open
- E16 Filefjell Open
- Fv. 48 in Mundheim: Closed due to landslides with rocks and earth
- Fv. 53 Årdal – Tyin: Closed
– The weather forecast does not look so good during the day, so there will probably be no change there immediately, says traffic carrier Andreas Larsen.
You have to calculate the good time
Therefore, the Traffic Center advises motorists to check the weather and traffic reports before starting on the road.
State meteorologist Terje Alsvik Walløe says even worse weather has been reported during the day, especially in the mountains of southern Norway.
– There is a strong storm in many places in the mountains. There is a lot of rain, especially this afternoon. There are many winds, snowfalls and snowfalls in the mountains that run between east and west, most of the precipitation ends on the west side, he says.
High risk of avalanches
On Country Road 50 from Aurland to Hol, four cars were involved in an accident at noon today.
Three people were taken to the emergency room in Lærdal for a check.
“It must have been very slippery just outside the tunnel,” said Bjarte Rebnord, director of operations at the western police station.
Both Møre og Romsdal and Helgeland have been hit by avalanches on Sunday, and by Monday also in Trollheimen, Romsdal, Sunnmøre and Indre Fjordane.