Cyclist run over by a tractor

A 19-year-old man driving a tractor to clear snow in Oslo ran over a cyclist in the Sandaker district Tuesday evening. The cyclist, a woman in her 40s, was killed instantly. Police were calling for more witnesses to the fatal accident to report what they’d seen. Police have charged the young man driving the tractor […]

Snow sets records, raises concerns

Heavy snowfall this winter continues to set new records in the hills around Oslo and throughout Southern Norway. At the same time, it’s prompting warnings against over-exertion when it needs to be shoveled away from both driveways and rooftops. Norway’s waterways and energy directorate NVE reported that there hasn’t been as much snow in the […]

Storm battered west and roof collapsed

Warnings had been posted and they proved well-founded: Another severe storm moved in from the North Sea this week and caused damage up and down the coast. Heavy snow farther east, meanwhile, is believed to have caused the roof of a dance hall in Lillehammer to collapse. Meteorologists said that the new storm in the […]

Snow and skiers bring the hills alive

PHOTO FEATURE: Norway is having one of its best winters in years in terms of snow for those who love to ski. Brilliant sunshine from north to south made this weekend especially memorable, and skiers in the Oslo area made the hills alive with the sounds of people having a good time, or enjoying the […]

Moose fell onto metro tracks, halting service

A wayward moose, possibly hungry and confused by all the snow that’s fallen in the Oslo area lately, wound up roaming into suburban Bærum on Tuesday and onto a bridge. The large animal then fell from the bridge onto the tracks of the Oslo area’s public transit metro line, with fatal consequences. Jan Rustad, spokesman […]

Snowplow buried girl playing in its path

The unusually heavy snowfall that covered most of southeastern Norway this week almost cost the life of a nine-year-old girl. She was out playing in the snowdrifts along the street where she lived when a large snowplow rumbled by, trapping her in a snow cave she’d dug earlier. Her mother told local newspaper Varden in […]

Snowstorms spur ‘chaos’ in southeast

Blizzards that were leaving some areas with as much as 70 centimeters of snow (more than two feet) all but paralyzed transport in counties stretching from Agder to Oslo and Østfold on Tuesday. Nearly 20,000 households were also without electricity Tuesday morning. Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen was scrambling to keep up with the onslaught […]

Avalanche danger high as new storm rolls in

Norwegians traveling around Southern Norway during this holiday week were being warned not only of ongoing avalanche danger in the mountains but dangerous combinations of rain and snow on roads as well. Up to 20 centimeters of snow was expected to fall on Østlandet (the southeast) during the course of Thursday. Avalanche warnings were posted […]

Oslo wakes up to more snow

Police were urging motorists to leave their cars at home on Thursday, after the Oslo area was hit by more sleet and snow that built up at higher elevations and left roads extremely slippery. The unseasonably cold and wet weather, which also put a damper on royal birthday celebrations this week, was expected to improve. […]

Snow and sleet spark traffic accidents

Police all over eastern and southern Norway were urging motorists against driving on Monday, as snow, sleet and rain poured down following weeks of warmer, sunnier weather. The surprise storm even sent a school bus sliding off a road in Røyken, west of Oslo, and traffic came to a standstill in many areas. Most all […]