Egon storms through Denmark

Saturday winds cause bridge closure and traffic cancellations

Storebæltsbroen, the bridge connecting Zealand and Funen, is closed today due to another storm pummeling through Denmark with hurricane strength winds. The bridge will remain closed until at least midnight.

Today’s storm, dubbed Egon, comes with stronger winds and will last longer than yesterday’s shorter storm named Dagmar.

DSB expects the storm to only affect some of its trains, but warns that the Øresund bridge may be closed Saturday night, which would affect traffic, reports Jyllands-Posten.

Two ferry crossings have already been cancelled today to and from Bornholm, thus causing the cancellation of two trains between Copenhagen and Ystad.

Jyllands-Posten reports that police have warned that the storms could mean flooding in Skive, especially east of Fjordvej.

No major damage so far
Meanwhile, police in southern Jutland have reported fallen trees and lampposts as well as an overturned truck on Sønderjyske Highway. They report that no people have been hurt so far by the storm.

Police in Funen have reported that the storm has not hit them as hard as in Jutland with just a few fallen trees and one scaffolding in Assens. They do not have plans to close Svendborgsundbroen, connecting Funen to Tåsinge.

DR reports the storm will continue into the evening for the country and will hit north Jutland the hardest.