Brrrrr – it’s been cold out there the past few days, and warmer spring weather isn’t predicted to return anytime soon. State meteorologists think it will stay chilly, with more snow expected later in the week.
Several areas in central and southern Norway have been hit with more snow, with road warnings up for slippery conditions. Most all motorists had already shifted over to summer tires, and a delivery truck in Elverum, Hedmark County, was among vehicles landing in a ditch Monday morning.
Snow caused problems elsewhere in Hedmark and Oppland, not least because driving conditions changed quickly from roads free of snow and ice to sudden patches of slick asphalt. Some areas were covered with as much as 5 centimeters of fresh, wet snow, and the main RV25 highway between Elverum and Trysil actually closed Monday morning because of large trucks blocking the road.
Oslo escaped snow, but some was predicted for Thursday. There were several hail storms during the weekend, and temperatures fell deeply into the single digits. Thermometers are due to start climbing again next week, with Southern Norway due for better weather on the country’s 17th of May Constitution Day.