Highway authorities in southeastern Norway were once again asking motorists to drop any unnecessary driving during the weekend because of flooded roads and hazardous driving conditions. More heavy rain during the night even closed entrance ramps to the main E6 highway in Lillehammer.
Warnings were posted over large areas of Østlandet and parts of Trøndelag. The situation was worst around Norway’s largest lake, Mjøsa, and in the area around Vorma, the Randsfjord and Tyrifjord.
More rain was forecast in Gudbrandsdalen, Valdres and Hallingdal, all of which were hit hard by the extreme weather system “Hans” earlier this month. New warnings of potential landslides and flooding were posted at the orange level. Roads can close at short notice, Asbmørn Stensrud of the state highway agency Statens vegvesen told state broadcaster NRK, “so we recommend everyone to limit any driving to what’s most necessary.”