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New avalanche at Hiorthfjellet

A new avalanche has descended at Hiorthfjellet on the north side of the Adventdalen, opposite Longyearbyen. No one was harmed. Security forces have investigated the site and found no damage or trapped persons.

Hiorthfjellet in summer (Image: By Bjoertvedt, Wikimedia Commons)

Hiorthfjellet

The evacuation of most of the households in Longyearbyen has now been partly canceled. However, numerous houses in Route 222, 226 and 28 still remain closed to the residents. They were able to get personal items from their homes yesterday during the day. The avalanche warning still exists.

Souce: Sysselmannen

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