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Caution advised: Slippery roads reported in west and east of Norway

Caution advised: Slippery roads reported in west and east of Norway
Motorists are urged to exercise caution on Monday due to slippery road conditions in both the eastern and western parts of the country. Photo by green ant / Unsplash

Motorists are strongly urged to be careful on December 26th, as roads in the east and the west of Norway are very slippery.

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Throughout the Christmas holidays, there have been problems with rough weather and slippery roads in several places in the country.

"There are demanding winter driving conditions on most roads in the interior of the Vestland area, Voss, Aurland, and parts of Sogn. We are taking measures, but it may still be slippery in several places. Drive carefully and in line with the conditions," the Road Traffic Centre in the west (Vegtrafikksentralen vest) announced Monday morning.

On the evening of Sunday, on Christmas Day, the Meteorological Institute issued a warning about slippery conditions in Oslo and parts of Viken and Innlandet.

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"From late Sunday afternoon, there is a risk of ice due to a change to mild weather. Precipitation will start off as snow and gradually change to rain.

Take additional time for transport and driving. Use the right tires and respect the weather conditions when driving," the institute noted.

Vegtrafikksentralen told the newspaper VG that demanding driving conditions are expected in Eastern Norway in the morning hours of Monday.

"Today is one of those days when you have to consider whether you have to go out for a drive or not. If you have to go out, drive carefully and slow down," Vegtrafikksentralen's Christofa Key-Nilsen said.

The Public Roads Administration also recommends people keep a reasonable distance from the car in front of them.

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