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Roads in the west Norway closed due to flood

The NVE announced Saturday morning flood hazard and the danger level was changed to orange level for Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane, and yellow level for Sunnmøre.

Read more: Flood alert in two counties of Western Norway – Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane

“There have been 70-100 millimeters of rain in many places, the first part of Saturday, and it will continue with heavy rainfall in the evening. Precipitation will come as rain to the top of the mountain, and when there is snow or snow it will contribute to increased water flow. There are flooding in several watercourses, called it on Varsom.no .

Intense rainfall is expected on Saturday and Sunday and could be measured about 40-50 millimeters.

Several roads closed

Many road crossings are closed because of the rain.

County road 345 in Modalen in Hordaland and county road 422 in Hjelmeland in Sogn og Fjordane, both of which are closed due to flooding.

Geirangervegen between Geiranger and Langvatn is closed because of rockslide.

“The contractor has decided to close the route until further notice due to the danger of rockslides, the Road Administration reports.

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