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Snow hits Stavanger region hard. ROGALAND: Recent days’ heavy snowfall brings the Norwegian region major challenges and causes chaos. Snow of up to 60cm deep (almost 2 foot) is currently knocking the Stavanger region’s transport network for six, Thursday. As some schools close, yesterday’s travel delays now pale into insignificance. Stavanger Sola Airport was reporting snow “as thick as [Scottish] pancakes” forced runway closures for clearing.

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Snow hits Stavanger region hard

Published on Thursday, 13th December, 2012 at 09:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 13th December 2012 at 10:35.

ROGALAND: Recent days’ heavy snowfall brings the Norwegian region major challenges and causes chaos.

Rogaland steeped in snow
This picture was taken early this morning as the traffic and flight chaos continuedRogaland steeped in snow
Photo: ©2012 Michael Sandelson/The Foreigner


Snow of up to 60cm deep (almost 2 foot) is currently knocking the Stavanger region’s transport network for six, Thursday.

As some schools close, yesterday’s travel delays now pale into insignificance. Stavanger Sola Airport was reporting snow “as thick as [Scottish] pancakes” forced runway closures for clearing.

Some flights are delayed for up to two hours. Early morning traffic scheduled to leave at 6 am is still awaiting departure. Airport staff does not expect runways to be open again until 10 am.

Morning commuters hoping to get to work were hit by the weather this morning, with some not even able to get out onto the roads.

Bus company Kolumbus reports major route timetable problems due to traffic and icy roads, expecting some departures will be cancelled.

They advise passengers “to allow enough time and bring some warm clothes.”

Company Boreal, which provides bus services to Kolumbus, is saying most of their routes are running, having earlier warned of delays of between 40 and 90 minutes.

“Departure times are now slightly better, with delays of 30 minutes. Nevertheless, passengers should go to bus stops along the main road,” managing director Anders Erik Hansen tells The Foreigner. “Things will improve slightly towards midday, but will be extremely challenging later on due to the forecasted strong gale (force 9 on the Beaufort scale).”

“Those clearing the roads just can’t get rid of all the snow in time.”

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Published on Thursday, 13th December, 2012 at 09:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 13th December 2012 at 10:35.

This post has the following tags: stavanger, trafficchaos, snowstavanger.





  
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