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Southern Norway flood warning remains, extreme weather over. Iceland area storm ‘Synne’ has passed, though flooding is currently causing severe problems in the West. Flooding has closed part of the E39 motorway which runs to/from Stavanger in Rogaland County and southern Norway’s Kristiansand. The worst-affected area is between Moi and Krossmoen on the Flekkefjord-Stavanger stretch, Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA/vegvesen) officials say.

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Southern Norway flood warning remains, extreme weather over

Published on Sunday, 6th December, 2015 at 13:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 6th December 2015 at 13:22.

Iceland area storm ‘Synne’ has passed, though flooding is currently causing severe problems in the West.

'Synne' observations
Figures on the picture indicate the amount of precipitation that has fallen in the past 24 hours.'Synne' observations
Photo: Norway Met Office


Flooding has closed part of the E39 motorway which runs to/from Stavanger in Rogaland County and southern Norway’s Kristiansand.

The worst-affected area is between Moi and Krossmoen on the Flekkefjord-Stavanger stretch, Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA/vegvesen) officials say.

This warning is in place until further notice.

Bare and wet road conditions prevail on the E39 between Rogaland County’s Moi-Bue and Bue-Mortavika, Vest-Agder County’s Flekkefjord-Sirnes and Lyngdal-Flekkefjord, as well as on the E18 motorway’s Grimstad-Kristiansand stretch in Vest and Aust-Agder Counties.

Strong winds are currently affecting Mortavika to Arsvågen ferry services for those wishing to travel between Stavanger and Hordaland County’s Bergen.

The vessels are sailing Mekjarvik-Arsvågen, with once-an-hour departures from 1 pm (Mekjarvik-Arsvågen) and 3 pm (from Arsvågen) local time.

Rogaland and Vest-Agder Counties are at flood warning level four, while level three regards the Counties of Hordaland and Aust-Agder.

“The major precipitation in northwestern areas [of Vest-Agder County], western areas [of Aust-Agder County], and inner parts [of Rogaland County] is now presumed to be over,” Norway Met Office forecasters say. “There will still be heavy showers in these areas.”

Avalanche warning level four for Hordaland and Rogaland Counties is currently in place, with the danger of mudslides put at level three.

Both Agder Counties’ mudslide warning levels have been reduced to two, with no special avalanche warnings currently issued.

“The low-pressure area which caused major amounts of precipitation in parts of Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder, and Rogaland Counties is now located east of Iceland and moving slowly eastwards. There’s still a lot of wind and heavy rain showers in Western Norway (Vestlandet), Trøndelag, and parts of Nordland County,” state meteorologists.



Published on Sunday, 6th December, 2015 at 13:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 6th December 2015 at 13:22.

This post has the following tags: extremeweather, storm, iceland, norway.





  
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