It can take a long time before the E6 highway across the Saltfjellet open for traffic, alerts the Norwegian public roads administration. Strong winds combined with unusually high banks of snow makes ryddearbeidet difficult.
– There is a lot of cleanup work that remains before we can start with the formation of colonnes on E6. The powerful blows and is signed south-easterly slight breeze throughout the day. There is a lot of loose snow, and when there is little wind to, say trafikkoperatør Håvard Langmo at Vegtrafikksentralen.
at the same time reports Orbit, Nor that the also Nordlandsbanen is closed to traffic. It makes that the options are few, for those who are going to have to get between the north and the south.
– You can not run via Sweden because of the closed borders. The only detour is highway 17 along the coast, but it is a very long detour with two ferries, says Langmo.
the Situation has resulted in long queues on both sides of the closed section, informs the Vegtrafikksentralen.
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– Snow halfway up on the engine
the Boom is down on the E6 at Sørelva on Saltfjellet.
Photo: Norwegian public roads administration
the Path to the North announces on Twitter that the Nordlandsbanen is closed between Bolna and Lønsdal after that a freight train was stuck in the snow Thursday morning in the powerful storm.
Efforts to clean the Nordlandsbanen is started, but may take time says contact Day Svinsås in the Path of Nor.
There is snow halfway up on the engine. We have run up our beilhack, a huge snow thrower. There are also other machines that sort, but we are struggling a bit because it is bad conditions.
on Thursday morning announced Path Nor that the bus was made for the trains on the Nordlandsbanen. It does not currently issue to those who will be over Saltfjellet, where also the E6 is closed.
Ryddearbeidet goes fairly smoothly, and we hope to get it to. We have a crew up there as well, then we’ll only hope, says Svinsås in the Path of Nor.
Here are brøyteskavler removed in Stokkalia on the south side of Saltfjellet. It is Spordrift who have hired tråkkemaskinene from Sulitjelma mountain village. It is the first time it is used for snow clearing on the railway line at Saltfjellet.
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