The terrible storm Otto brought with him a strong gust of wind. This caused major delays in flights, and several flights have been cancelled.
The storm hit most of southern Norway. Police in Agder have responded to a fallen tree crossing the west lane on the E18 near Grimstad. The road was immediately cleared.
No one was injured in the incident, but it caused traffic on the westbound highway.
On Saturday evening, police in Trøndelag reported very slippery roads in the Trondheim area due to freezing rain.
No major damage or accidents have been reported as a result of the storm.
Major delays in flights
Three SAS flights from Kristiansand, Trondheim and Haugesund to Oslo on Saturday morning have been cancelled. The same goes for the Norse Atlantic Airways flight that was supposed to depart from Oslo to New York on Saturday evening.
Avinor’s overview of the planned arrival to Gardermoen on Saturday has emerged.
There were also major delays at Værnes airport, he wrote Address newspaper.
Ferries were canceled in West Norway
Several ferries have been canceled in Western Norway, wrote Vegtrafikksentralen Twitter. The Mortavika-Arsvågen ferry connection on the E39 was closed for some time, but reopened. Vegtrafikksentralen asks people to follow departures.
On the E134 over Haukelifjell, the Swedish Roads Administration had to remove the stalled car before attempting to drive the convoy, he wrote NRK.
– There is now only one car left to clear before the convoy can start moving, said traffic operator Anniken Island at 8 p.m. Friday night.
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Convoy driving and closing mountain paths
At five o’clock Saturday evening, the E134 over Haukelifjell opened to normal traffic and there was a convoy traveling along national highway 52 Hemsedal.
Another mountain pass in southern Norway was closed. Vegtrafikksentralen informed that a new assessment will be made regarding the opening of national highway 13 Vikafjell at 9am on Saturday, and for national highway 7 Hardangervidda at 10am.
Color Line set
Earlier that day, the Color Line canceled its route. Friday’s departure between Kristiansand and Hirtshals was cancelled. In addition, several departures between Larvik and Hirtshals were cancelled.
– We are trying to provide the best opportunity to customers due to the current situation. We should of course avoid this, but Otto isn’t the normal weather type, so this doesn’t happen very often, says Erik Brynhildsbakken at Color Line.
Departure from Larvik to Hirtshals and back on Saturday has been delayed by four to five hours.
In Agder there were also several people who went out of power on Friday night.
A storm is raging overseas
The storm also hit other places in Europe. It is thought the storm could be the strongest to hit Denmark in years, the Danish wrote Television 2.
In Scotland, several thousand people lost power in the storm, he wrote Guard.
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