Gales disrupt other traffic as well

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Unusually strong, gale-force winds were still sweeping over much of central and southern Norway on Tuesday, bringing with them more problems in addition to volcanic ash from Iceland.

Color Line’s ferry service between Sandefjord and Strømstad in Sweden was cancelled because of the stormy weather that churned up waves as high as six meters on what usually are the relatively calm seas of the outer Oslo Fjord. Both ferries set to sail at 7am and 10am were cancelled along with the returns from Strømstad.

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that Fjord Lines, meanwhile, also cancelled its Fjord Cat service between Kristiansand and Hirtshals in Denmark because of the stormy weather. Color Lines Superspeed 1 ferry was running but delayed.

The strong winds also blew roof tiles off Oslo’s Litteratur Hus, a popular meeting place for literary events and socializing, while several trees blew over on Oslo’s Bygdøy peninsula and elsewhere in southern Norway.

A person driving a moped near Skui in Bærum, west of Oslo, was blown off the road Monday night but suffered only minor injuries.

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