Evacuees finally allowed home

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Around three dozen people who were evacuated from their homes on New Year’s Day, following a major landslide, were finally allowed to return to their homes this week. One family, however, still had to wait.

Some had been allowed to return earlier to their property at Byneset in Trøndelag but others remained at a hotel in Trondheim because geologists couldn’t guarantee that the landslide that hit 10 days ago was actually over.

On Tuesday, nearly all could finally return when the public agency in charge of waterways and accidents like landslides and floods (NVE) determined the land had stabiilized. NVE officials, however, wanted to better secure some nearby creeks before the last family could return to their farm.

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