Flooding hits Northern Norway

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Unseasonably warm temperatures and heavy rainfall continued to cause major problems over large portions of Northern Norway this week. The Helgeland Coast was hit especially hard, because of a combination of rain and melting ice and snow.

More than 50 residents were left isolated at Borkamo after an earthslide cut off Tosenveien in Brønnøysund. The local Red Cross chapter  was organizing boats to get food and medical supplies to those stranded until the road could be re-opened, reported local newspaper Brønnøysund Avis.

Bad weather also led to some airline cancellations, while melting snow in the county of North Trøndelag led to flooding and hazardous driving conditions. Officials also issued avalanche warnings in several areas.

The northern city of Tromsø has also been challenged by heavy rain and slick ice, as have many areas of Finnmark.

newsinenglish.no staff