Weather: – Many accidents on E18

Weather: – Many accidents on E18

On Tuesday afternoon, slippery roads, long queues and several accidents were reported on the E18 and E6.

  • A car went off the road near Foxroad. Sørøst Police Department writes on X/Twitter that the car must have driven into a ditch due to the slippery road.
  • Not far away there is a traffic accident involving three cars. The fire department said that the people involved in the accident suffered minor injuries.
  • A traffic accident was reported on Tuesday evening on the E6 southbound, between Årvoll and Rygge.
  • In Larvik, two cars collided at low speed.
  • In Halton, many trailers face problems on site due to tax.

– Slow down

Traffic operator Trude Lindstad says several traffic accidents have been reported recently as a result of the slippery road.

– Now some traffic accidents happen very quickly, he says.

Lindstad says none of the accidents resulted in personal injury.

In particular, from Follo towards E6 and Svinsund is now slippery.

– The snow really got there. Only then it becomes clear that it will be crisp. It's snowing and blowing, but it's cold, so it blows, she says. Road grip is getting worse anyway, Lindstad explains.

– So I can only advise everyone to take it slow and relaxed. In Moss, for example, it looks like it's snowing all evening, he says.

– In the ditch

There are long queues on the E18 in Sandefjord after two separate accidents on Tuesday afternoon.

A car went off the road near Foxroad. Sørøst Police Department writes on X/Twitter that the car must have driven into a ditch due to the slippery road.

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– It doesn't seem serious to those involved. One person was taken to the emergency department for evaluation. Police say emergency services are working at the scene to get an overview and sequence of events.

– Siege

Not far away there is a traffic accident involving three cars. The fire department said that the people involved in the accident suffered minor injuries.

Operations manager Inge Landsrød said police are now working to get an overview, but something is amiss. In accident number 2, there is a large number of cars piled up.

– There is a siege, many are waiting. It also turns out that most of them have property damage, so there may be more people involved here. We are working to get an overview of the sequence of events, he tells Dagbladet.

One person was sent to the emergency room. According to Landsrød, there were no signs that those involved were seriously injured.

The Norwegian Road Administration's traffic camera shows the incident in a long queue in the direction of Larvik.

It's slippery on the spot, he says.

– The snow is easing and now the road is getting a bit more so it's slippery on the spot.

– Very soft

A traffic accident was reported on Tuesday evening on the E6 southbound, between Årvoll and Rygge.

– No report of serious personal injury. One lane was closed at the scene and the car was ordered to be towed. It's very slippery at that place, drive carefully and make a request to the police.

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Police in the east report very slippery roads in Larvik.

– Many cars skid on slippery road surfaces in the Karlsruhe and Jaegersborg areas. Two cars collide at low speed and crash.

According to the police, the accident appears to be unusual.

– We are on site to host. No personal injury. The municipality has been informed to improve the driving conditions at the place, police report said.

The weather is like this

Mainly western Norway and eastern Norway received relatively large amounts of precipitation in the form of snow today, Martin Granerod, meteorologist on duty at the Meteorological Centre, tells Talkbladet.

– For eastern Norway, a gradual decrease in the evening and night. As for western Norway, they have already passed the harshest rounds, but there will be some snow in the air in the evening. There, the precipitation has turned to rain, but some areas could get a good chance of snow, Granerod says.

Western Norway can expect some more precipitation on Wednesday, he says.

– To-day there has been little rain north of Stott. In Trøndelag, the weather is very good, with periods of sunshine in the afternoon. Coming to the north of the country, especially along the coast of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark, the meteorologist says you should be prepared for occasional snow showers.

In the north of Norway, more snow can be expected beyond tomorrow, but there may be local differences here.

– Granerod says that further south in the country can expect good snow over the weekend, especially in Aktor, the southern parts of eastern Norway and Rogaland.

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