Yet another late-winter storm was wreaking havoc from north to south on Easter Sunday, and Monday could be worse. “Now there’s even more reason to just stay home,” commented one state meteorologist.
Police urged residents to secure all loose objects and to refrain from driving over the mountains of Southern Norway and, not least in Nordland County. Beiarfjellet was due to close at short notice, the E6 over Saltfjellet was already closed and the E134 over Haukelifjell was closed, too.
Many other roads from Sør-Troms to Trøndelag were also targeted as the storm blows in from the Norwegian Sea. The coast was getting the brunt of the blast, with many households already without power Sunday evening on Hitra and Frøya, in Melhus and Midtre Gauldal.
The rail line Nordlandsbanen was closed again, this time between Lønsdal and Dunderland, because of the bad weather. Strong winds and falling temperatures made conditions in the mountains especially challenging. Many ferry routes were canceled from Møre og Romsdal north to Helgeland.