– We don’t drive any Tesla dad! Electricity is something you use to charge your phone! Toast bread! read a clear message to the Dagbladet reporter in Strömstad.
It’s now three years since the border town was last filled with festive Norwegians on Maundy Thursday.
Today, large turnouts are expected and big parties during traditional robbery gatherings. Police on both sides of the border are on standby.
Dagbladet is in Strömstad and keeps up with the activities.
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– Many start early
– There are a lot of people on the way south going to Strömstad. We noticed that many started the party earlier today, task leader Anders Strømsæther in the Eastern police district told NRK Thursday morning.
– I think it will be a real party tonight. We meet them with smiles and wish most people well behaved, even if they are at a party, Strømsæther continues.
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In Strömstad, Dagbladet reporters reported on the excellent atmosphere in the city.
– Finally the border is open and we Norwegians can cross the border for fun, said one participant from Bærum to Dagbladet.
This is far from the first time he has traveled to Strömstad on Maundy Thursday.
– People are almost happy to be back, the Dagbladet reporter concluded on the spot.
– Many say that they have missed the robbery during the coronatida and because of that they are very much ready for a decent party this year.
Several Norwegian Dagbladet meetings have pushed far from West Norway to participate.
Strömstad Mayor Kent Hansson told NTB on Wednesday that the city welcomed the party, but police had also taken precautions.
– This year we’ve received reinforcements from across the county, and the police force has almost quadrupled, says Hansson.
– People get in the way
The Easter outing to Sweden also appears to be creating traffic problems. Just before 1pm on Thursday, Southeast Police reported on Twitter about people walking down the street in Svinesund.
«In connection with the exit to Strømstad, a number of cars stopped at the E6 between Follo and Svinesund. This means that people have moved on the highway. Others traveling with the E6 should be aware of this,” they wrote.
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The Eastern Police District Police Operations Center informed Dagbladet that on Holy Thursday there were a number of incidents related to the exit to Svinesund.
It’s mainly about stopping along E6 for a pee break.
Ronny Samuelsen, operations manager in the Eastern police district, stressed to Dagbladet that all stops along E6 were prohibited.
– It’s irresponsible to stop along E6 because you have to pee. We recommend driving and stopping at an appropriate place, he said.
Thursday morning, there was an incident where a car stopped in the Oslofjord tunnel to urinate. The car driver lost his driver’s license.
– We are now receiving multiple stop reports throughout E6. This creates a dangerous situation where people move around the car, Samuelsen said.
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– Is there alcohol in the picture?
– Yes, this is a passenger who has a moderately high portion of alcohol intake. Especially the younger ones, Samuelsen replied, emphasizing at the same time that the driver of the car was aware.
On Thursday morning, police reported traffic chaos in the Merraskot tunnel in Asker. According to police, a group of cars were on their way to Sweden to trade Harry, but ran into trouble on E 134.
– There will be about 20 cars driving behind and some of them collide, the police wrote on Twitter.
based on budstikka several people were walking on the highway in the tunnel after the accident. Police arrived at the scene just after 10:30 a.m., and reported that four cars had suffered material damage.
No one was injured in the incident.
– Journalists told us that it was young people who got in the way and threw bottles around them, operations manager Gjermund Stokkli in the police told Budstikka regarding the traffic accident.
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