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Evacuation is lifted

The Governor lifts the evacuation and the ban on entering the area relating to the houses in Vei 228. There will still be a permanent ban on entering the area relating to the houses in Vei 222 and 226. The Governor urges people to take their precautions when entering the terrain and to follow the information on www.varsom.no.

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Evacuation is still maintained

The Governor maintains the evacuation and traffic- and ban on entry in Lia. The decision is based on uncertain weather forecasts for Sunday and avalanche assessments from The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).

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Evacuation is maintained

The Governor maintains the evacuation and traffic- and ban on entry in Lia. The decision is based on weather forecasts and avalanche assessments from The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).

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Evacuation and ban on entry in Lia

The Governor has decided to evacuate houses and enforce a ban on entry in parts of Lia (see attached map). Evacuation and ban on entry apply from 18.00 today, 29 November, and until further notice. The decision, including time of evacuation, is based on weather forecasts and avalanche evaluation from The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).

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Disaster preparedness exercise in Longyearbyen

A disaster preparedness exercise will be held on 13 and 14 December in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. The exercise involves agencies that form the emergency preparedness apparatus on Svalbard. The title of the exercise is “Øvelse Mørketid” (eng.: “Exercise Dark Season”).

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