Published: 20 Jul 2012 16:23 GMT+02:00 | Print version
Updated: 20 Jul 2012 16:23 GMT+02:00
A torrential summer downpour wreaked havoc on roads in the Oslo area on Friday afternoon as motorists were caught off guard by flash floods.
Thunder, lightning, hail and rain pummeled Oslo for around an hour before the storm left the city as quickly as it had arrived and moved south.
“There were major challenges for drivers and pedestrians, especially in Tøyen and Grønland,” Vidar Pedersen at the Oslo police told news agency NTB.
“We had a police unit at the scene that sent a report of there being more than half a metre of water on the street.”
On Twitter, Oslo police sent out the following message:
“Police are receiving reports of manholes being dislodged in several parts of the city because of the volume of water. Be careful!”