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The Foreigner 'Leave the car at home', police say. Recent heavy snowfall has caused Rogaland police to request motorists think twice before setting out in their vehicles. Officer Kjetil Føyen at Stavanger police station asks, "is driving absolutely necessary today?" Snow has also cause delays to helicopter and other flight traffic from Sola, and bus routes are approximately one hour behind schedule.

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'Leave the car at home', police say

Published on Friday, 3rd February, 2012 at 10:50 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 3rd February 2012 at 22:07.

Recent heavy snowfall has caused Rogaland police to request motorists think twice before setting out in their vehicles.



Officer Kjetil Føyen at Stavanger police station asks, "is driving absolutely necessary today?"

Snow has also cause delays to helicopter and other flight traffic from Sola, and bus routes are approximately one hour behind schedule.

On the local rails, National Rail Administration officials inform NRK, "there are no faults for now, some delays, but we expect traffic will gradually return to normal."

Meanwhile, traffic in the centre of Stavanger is reportedly at a standstill, with some vehicles experiencing problems getting up hills. A two-car collision in Bergelandsgaten is obstructing a bus, bringing traffic to a halt.

According to the broadcaster, there are Hundvåg traffic queues of up to 40 minutes, which has moved between 300 and 400 metres.

There also long queues between Hommersåk and Sandnes, and southbound vehicles on the E39 motorway are at a standstill around Kvadrat shopping centre.

On a more cheerful note, University of Stavanger associate professor in mathematics, Cato Tveit, is relatively unaffected by today's weather. Getting to work on his unicycle for the past three-and-a-half years, he tells NRK reporters, "it's been a bit slippery today, but I'm greeting it as a challenge."



Published on Friday, 3rd February, 2012 at 10:50 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 3rd February 2012 at 22:07.

This post has the following tags: rogalandsnowfalls, stavangertrafficchaos.





  
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