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Snow warnings posted in the mountains

Unusually mild weather and rain was abruptly giving way to colder temperatures and even snow in both Northern- and Southern Norway this week. State...

Road tolls threaten the government

It couldn't have been the happiest of birthdays for Progress Party leader and Finance Minister Siv Jensen, who turned 50 on Saturday. Not only...

Mayor harassed, ministers shocked

Norwegian leaders right up to the prime minister's office were shocked to hear this week about how opponents of road tolls (bompenger) in the Stavanger...

Wet weekend predicted in the south

State meteorologists were warning Friday that the sunny skies over much of Southern Norway were about to be replaced by dark clouds that are...

Highway workers may lose their jobs

Fully 1,650 jobs at Norway's state highway department (Statens vegvesen) may disappear as a result of cost cuts. A total of 7,824 people work...

108 people killed on Norwegian roads last year

State highway officials reported that fatal accidents on Norwegian roads rose slightly last year, but the total remained much lower than in the 1970s...

Weather can make driving hazardous

State meteorologists were warning this week that another change in the weather can cause problems for motorists in Norway's most heavily populated areas around...

Rockslides threaten famed ‘Trollstigen’

After years of fears that a nearby mountain may come crashing down, geologists and state highway officials have turned their attention to one of...

Road toll plazas vandalized

Three of the new toll plazas set to open around the Stavanger area on Monday were out of order, following severe vandalism during the...

State sympathetic to road toll fury

New Transport Minister Jon Georg Dale summoned all local mayors in the Stavanger area to an emergency meeting on Monday, to address an uproar...

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