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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

More road warnings posted

Shifting temperatures with forecasts of more snow and rain prompted state meteorologists to once again post warnings for motorists about treacherous road conditions heading into the weekend. Ice formation can lead to slippery highways, just as thousands set off for winter holidays in the mountains.

Schools are closed next week for some and the week after for others, leading to an annual exodus for holidays either in Norway or abroad. Driving in Southern Norway can, however, be dangerous on Friday.

“With a new low-pressure system moving in from the south today (Thursday), we can get both rain, snow and rain that freezes” on cold surfaces such as roads, reported the state meteorological institute Thursday morning. “The result for many is the same: Challenging driving conditions.”

It’s been an unusually rough winter all over the country this year, with lots of snow and temperatures below zero in the double-digits one week, followed by warmer temperatures a week later. The need for snow-plowing broke all records in January, according to highway authorities, when crews cleared more than 1.6 million kilometers of roads, amounting to 40 trips around the world by this week.

NewsinEnglish.no staff

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