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LATEST: Storm Hans continues to disrupt travel in Norway

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LATEST: Storm Hans continues to disrupt travel in Norway
Travel in Norway has been disrupted by Storm Hans. Pictured is rain in Bergen. Photo by Kjetil Jakobsen on Unsplash

The main roads connecting south and north Norway have begun to reopen. However, several rail lines and major roads remain shut as floods and landslides continue to disrupt travel in Norway on Friday.


A red flooding warning remains in place for parts of south Norway on Friday and Saturday. A less severe yellow warning is also in place for landslides on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

The aftermath of Storm Hans means flooding will continue, and repairs need to be made to travel infrastructure damaged by the storm's aftermath.  

Main roads between Oslo and Trondheim begin to open 

On Thursday, national highway 3 in Østerdalen was opened between Rena and Koppang, making it possible to drive between Oslo and Trondheim again. 

Rail line closures and delays

The Rauma line between Dombås and Åndalsnes is open for regular traffic. The Røros line is closed between Rena and Tynset. This affects the 460 from Hamar to Trondheim. Bane Nor will issue a new update on the Røros line at midday on Friday. 

According to the website of rail firm SJ Nord, their services on the Dovre and Rauma lines remain cancelled, with no alternative transport arranged

The Dovre line between Moelv and Lillehammer is closed until Monday, August 14th, according to rail network operator Bane Nor. This affects F6 services between Oslo Central and Trondheim and Drammen to Lillehammer services on the Dovre line. The Dovre line is also closed between Hunderfossen and Støren. 

The Gjøvik line between Oslo Central and Gjøvik is closed due to work being carried out on the tracks. There is a bus replacement service in place. 

The Flytoget airport express service is back in operation. However, fewer tracks are in use at Eidsvoll, meaning other trains to the airport, such as the RE10, RE11, and R12, may face delays and cancellations. 

The Bergen line between Geilo and Hønefoss remains closed. Bane Nor forecasts the line reopening on August 14th. No alternative transport has been arranged for cancelled services. 


Updates on rail line closures can be found on Bane Nor's website. Updates on individual services can be found on the websites of Vy, SJ Nord and Go Ahead

Road closures 

There are five main roads in Norway closed as of Friday morning. The E6 is closed in several places north of Lillehammer. Highway 7 between Hønefoss and Geilo was closed, but reopened to cars under 7.5 tonnes between Hønefoss and Gol. The E16 is closed in Bagn, but open in Aurdal. National Highway 15 at Ottadalenis is closed. 

Europaveg 134 in the direction of Kongsberg from Drammen is closed due to a flooded tunnel. The Nedre Eiker bridge over the Drammen River is also closed. 

Those planning to drive on Thursday should check the website of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration


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