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Perleporten will be opened

According to updated prognosis from NVE there will be lower temperatures and less rain/snow. The measures taken in Longyearbyen will therefore be ended. The footbridge between Road 220 and 200 (Perleporten) will be opened.

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Still downpour and wind

According to updated prognosis from NVE there still will be downpour and wind. In Longyearbyen the downpour will be rain and sleet. The risk that avalanches will be a threat to houses is considered as low.

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Higher temperatures, less rain

According to updated forecasts from NVE there will be higher temperatures, but less rain than expected. This reduces the risks of slush avalanches. So far, no avalanches are observed around Longyearbyen.

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Expecting heavy rainfalls

NVE/MET are expecting heavy rainfalls starting Saturday and continuing until Sunday morning. The precipitation will fall as rain in Longyearbyen. It is important to keep all waterways open. Longyearbyen Community Council is monitoring the situation closesly, including the situation in Vannledningsdalen and the water drains by the road to the airport. As a preventive measure, the footbridge between Road 220 and 200 (Perleporten) will be closed from Friday night and until further notice.

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The evacuation is lifted

The Governor lifts the evacuation of the houses and the ban on entering the terrain in Lia and Nybyen. – This means that people can move back to their homes now, Governor Kjerstin Askholt says.

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