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Norway flooding evacuates hundreds. Authorities have evacuated over 300 people in southern Norway in the past 24 hours’ major flooding incidents. Disruption on the rails continues. Reports say waters in Gudbrandsdalen, Oppland County, are out of control. 250 people in Kvam, a village situated along the Gudbrandsdalslågen River in Nord-Fron municipality were evacuated early Thursday morning. “The burrowing river is causing major damage. Water is flowing into a residential area, All of Kvam is shut off,” Stein Nordvi at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate told NRK.

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Norway flooding evacuates hundreds

Published on Thursday, 23rd May, 2013 at 07:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 23rd May 2013 at 08:01.

Authorities have evacuated over 300 people in southern Norway in the past 24 hours’ major flooding incidents. Disruption on the rails continues.

Dovrebanen flood damage
Dovrebanen flood damage
Photo: Norwegian National Rail Administration


Reports say waters in Gudbrandsdalen, Oppland County, are out of control. 250 people in Kvam, a village situated along the Gudbrandsdalslågen River in Nord-Fron municipality were evacuated early Thursday morning.

“The burrowing river is causing major damage. Water is flowing into a residential area, All of Kvam is shut off,” Stein Nordvi at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate told NRK.

Diggers in the area used to try and combat the waters have been pulled back because conditions are too hazardous, according to him.

Another some 100 persons living in other parts in southern Norway have also been affected following yesterday's forecasted troubles, the broadcaster reports.

21 people in Buskerud County’s town of Nesbyen have left their homes due to a 20 metre-wide landslide there (some 65 feet).

In Nord-Aurdal municipality in the Valdres district, 43 people have been evacuated following a landslide. The slide carried one house with it, nobody was hurt.

Moreover, authorities have moved 41 from their homes in Eidsvoll’s Holt in Akershus County.

Officials at Norway’s state railway NSB have closed Dovrebanen between Eidsvoll and Lillehammer/Dombås. All Hamar-Røros services (Rørosbanen) are also cancelled.

They say there are no alternative transport methods to replace the 08:02 train number 41 between Oslo S and Dombås, though the Dombås-Trondheim stretch is open.

The 08:23 train 42 departure between Trondheim and Oslo S is also affected. No alternative transport is being provided between Dombås and Oslo S, but trains are running Trondheim-Dombås.

Conditions have hit several other early morning and pre-noon departures on the following routes: Dombås-Lillehammer-Oslo S/Larvik, Hamar-Oslo S, Hamar-Lillehammer, Skien/Larvik-Oslo S-Lillehammer, Lillehammer-Åndalsnes, and Åndalsnes Lillehammer. Details can be found on NSB here (external link, in Norwegian).



Published on Thursday, 23rd May, 2013 at 07:44 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 23rd May 2013 at 08:01.

This post has the following tags: norwayweather, floodingnorway.





  
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