Denmark feeling Hurricane Ole’s winds

February 7th, 2015

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Authorities caution motorists traveling on country’s main bridges

As Hurricane Ole slams Norway to the north, Denmark is receiving its fare share of gale-force gusts.

The highway agency, Vejdirektoratet, has advised drivers with “wind-sensitive” vehicles to avoid driving on the Storebælt bridge until at least 6am Sunday morning. They also advise to avoid the Øresund bridge until at least 11pm Saturday night.

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) warns that coastal areas will feel strong winds throughout the weekend and eastern and northern parts of the country will feel storm-strength winds, especially in the Kattegat area, northern Jutland and Bornholm.

DMI reports that the winds will decrease somewhat overnight, but Sunday will remain windy.

Meanwhile in Norway
This is the third time in six weeks that Norway has experienced extreme weather. So far, this hurricane has left 5,000 people without power in the country, many roads have been closed and people have had to be evacuated in some areas, reports DR.


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