Massive flooding close roads and railway in Norway


Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Heavy rains in the north of Norway have led to massive flooding as a result, affecting the train links between Trondheim and Storlien, according to Norwegian Transport Administration. The rains have also course havoc on the infrastructure of the country.

Road traffic on the Norwegian side of the E14 was shut down at Mer�ker because of rock falls and flooding. Motorists in Trondheim are forced to take alternative routes.

The heavy rains which hit the northern coast to the mountains does not appear to have caused any major damage or flooding on the Swedish side.
Most rain during the night of Wednesday hit Marsliden in southern Lapland, where it dropped 50 millimetres of rain. Also in Hemling, west of Ornskoldsvik it rained significantly during the night which was measured according to Swedish met office, 41 millimetres.

So far, it measured 37 millimetres in G�ddede in northern J�mtland and 36 millimetres in �sele in southern Lapland.
By Team

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