Lots of water on roads Friday in eastern Norway – Greater Oslo

Lots of water on roads Friday in eastern Norway – Greater Oslo

People braved the huge water dam that rose at Smestadloket

– I'm going to Trondheim to see my son who has this golf bag, said Annemick Farlund.

I'm soaked and feel like I've done a real strength workout.  Annemieke Faarlund goes to see her son, and he holds the golf bag she carries.

Annemieke Faarlund heads to Trondheim to see her son, who has a golf bag he's carrying. – I soak and feel like I've gotten a proper strength workout.

- I ride a bicycle every day.  It's a bit complicated here, but towards the city I think it will be fine.  Oisten Breivik didn't think he'd leave the bike alone today.

– I ride a bicycle every day. It's a bit complicated here, but towards the city I think it will be fine. Oisten Breivik didn't think he'd leave the bike alone today.

Photo: Emra Senel / NRK

Police push a car into the air

A motorist had to get police help to get out of the dam.

Photo: Emra Senel

NRK reporter says Water was nearly 40 centimeters deep in some places on the footpath in the area. Outside the road, it is close to 30 centimeters deep in Smestadloket.

On the E6 near Abildsø, in the direction of Ryen, one lane is closed. Rain water removal is in progress. Traffic moves slowly.

Huge queues towards the center of Oslo.

Photo: Emra Senel / NRK

At many places, the road is waterlogged and vehicles have to pass through it.

At a tunnel in Sandivika, several cars backed up and took U-turns to avoid driving through the high volume of water.

Sundiviga under the bridge to e18

Some cars went under the bridge on the E18 to Sandivica.

Photo: Bård Nafstad / NRK

There is a lot of water on the roads

– Transport operator at Vegtrafiksentralen, Christofa Key-Nilsen, says on Friday morning that there is currently good water in both Oslo, Akershus, Østfold and Innlandet areas.

Veitrafiksentralen is working with contractors to evacuate as much water as they can.

Much of the overnight snow has turned to rain.

This results in increased production of rainwater and meltwater on the roads.

On Friday, low pressure will prevail over southern Norway and large parts of eastern Norway.

This can cause problems for both the commute and the cabin.

– NThere is a lot of water on the road at some places, so be aware of it. Kee-Nielsen urges you to drive very carefully and according to the conditions.

Small lakes at many places

The warning, which will last until Friday afternoon, extends from Souda in the west, through all of Aktor and Telemark, north to Oslo in eastern Norway.

It can be slippery and icy at many places. Especially freezing rain.

Freezing rain occurs when rain falls on cold ground and immediately freezes.

Ferry to car in Lørenskog soon

– Boat to car soon, state meteorologist John Smits wrote on Facebook in the morning.

Photo: John Smits

However, on Friday, water on the road poses the biggest challenges.

People describe clean lakes along the main roads leading to Oslo.

You can get aquaplaning, so it's important to adjust your speed to the conditions according to the type of surface you're driving on, says Christofa Key-Nilsen at Veitrafiksentralen.

Public Transport: Problems during morning hours

Router also had trouble in the morning due to water and slippery roads. But at 11 it's going much better, says Kathryn Myhren-Haugen, communications manager.

– Most public transport is running fine this morning. “We had a good number of delays this morning and some departures were partially cancelled,” he says.

Myhren-Haugen says they have a good dialogue with the road authorities in Oslo and Akershus.

– They have dug in some areas. So now we see things going a little better.

Kathryn Myhren-Haugen, communications manager at Router

Kathryn Myhren-Haugen, communications manager at Router

Photo: ROUTS

But there is still a yellow alert for Oslo and Akershus. Therefore, he says, travelers should continue to check travel information on the app or router's website.

Roads are wet

Smestad Crossing in Oslo

Photo: EMRAH SENEL

Stormwater on Vøynenenga

Stormwater at Vøyenbrua

Photo: Espen Langseth Folkestad / NRK

Lots of water on the road at Skillebeck

There is a lot of water on the road on National Highway 4

Photo: Espen Langseth Folkestad / NRK

Stormwater on Vøynenenga

Stormwater at Vøyenbrua

Photo: ESPEN LANGSETH FOLKESTAD / NRK

Flood waters block the parking lot for electric cars

Flood waters block the parking lot for electric cars

Photo: Bjørn Christian Jacobsen / NRK

Storm water on city streets

Storm water on city streets

Photo: Bjørn Christian Jacobsen / No

High water at Majorstuen

Water collection at Majorstukrysset.

Photo: Bjørn Christian Jacobsen / NRK

Lots of water in Oslo

Guro Flor Lien shows the stormwater at Rikshospitalet and Ring 3 at the exit from Winteren in this photo.

Photo: Guro Flor Lien / Guro Flor Lien

At Hovseter in Oslo, both motorists and cyclists arrived.

Anton Hagström cycled past the water dam in Hovseter on Friday morning. – Bicycles are a good mode of transportation. It usually looks good when you wear the right clothes.

Photo: Notes

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