Thursday brought heavy snowfalls to the E6 highway across the Saltfjellet closed. On the Nordlandsbanen led snow to a freight train jammed.
Thus stopped all traffic over the Saltfjellet up large parts of Thursday.
on Thursday evening at 20.00 enrolled Vegtrafikksentralen that the way was opened for the formation of colonnes. Friday morning run there is still formation of colonnes, while efforts are being made with the cleanup work, notify Vegtrafikksentralen.
Also Nordlandsbanen is opened again.
– the Problem Nordlandbanen is now fixed. The path opened 02.50 night of Friday, says press contact Day Svinsås in the Path of Nor.
After hours of maintenance, the solution was finally to disconnect from the wagons, to transport the away piecemeal, ” says Svinsås.
The strong winds combined with unusually high banks of snow made that ryddearbeidet was very 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, said trafikkoperatør Håvard Langmo at Vegtrafikksentralen Thursday afternoon.
the Train is stuck in the snømassene. Path Nor said Thursday night that they are unsure whether the Nordlandsbanen can be opened in the day.
Photo: Path NOR 26 hours in the car: – We are looking forward to a shower and food
the Road has been closed since 23:30 on Wednesday and the queue is long, wrote Vegtrafikksentralen on Twitter.
One of those who couldn’t be bothered to wait longer in the queue is Empty Are Pettersen. When he and his colleague reached the Saltfjellet they had already run the whole stretch from the Volda – a trip of 14 hours.
Tom Are Pettersen arrive at the hotel in Mo I Rana, after having been in the car in a total of 26 hours. Now, he has been in the food.
So they stood in the new 12 hours and waited to get over Saltfjellet. But then didn’t bother not more.
Now they are on the trip back to Mo I Rana, where they have rented a hotel room.
We ate the last yesterday one time or another. We are hungry and tired, and looking forward to a shower and food at the hotel.
They have been working on the boat outside Ålesund, and instead of flying home, which they felt was a good idea because of the koronasituasjonen, they hired a car in Volda to run all the way home: to Tromsø.
“It will be a long trip,” he says.
national Highway 17 only
Closed road and the train line make 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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Under this snow is the E6. Powerful snowfall has stopped all traffic over the Saltfjellet in Nordland county.
Photo: Norwegian public roads administration – Snow halfway up on the engine
Thursday signed Path North announces on Twitter that the Nordlandsbanen was closed between Bolna and Lønsdal after that a freight train was stuck in the snow in the morning in the powerful storm.
Efforts to clean the Nordlandsbanen is started, but may take time, said press contact Day Svinsås in the Path Nor to the NRK on Thursday.
There is snow half way up on the locomotive. 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.
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the Boom is down on the E6 at Sørelva on Saltfjellet.
Photo: Norwegian public roads administration
Bilhacken has been on the repair during Thursday, and is now back and ready for work. But the snow is trampled down.
– we might do that last and take down one chariot. But it is only one of several options, ” says Svinsås.
Thursday morning reported the 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.
It is recommended that motorists in the north park on the Storjord until the road opens again, writing Saltenposten.
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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