Increased risk of wet snow avalanches in Longyearbyen

Based on avalanche expert advice from the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), the Governor will urge the public to exercise caution along Roads 100 and 300 as there is an increased risk of wet snow avalanches (see the map).

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Published 5/20/2023

The Governor is closely monitoring the development of the avalanche risk situation in collaboration with NGI, the Norwegian Directorate of Water Resources and Energy (NVE) and the Longyearbyen Local Council LL and will continuously assess the need for measures. The Governor will have another meeting with the actors tomorrow at 3 p.m.