Nye Veier’s client will open an investigation

Nye veier is the developer of the road construction where the landslide occurred at 1pm on Wednesday, in Hommelvik in the municipality of Malvik in Trndelag.

Since fall 2020, they have been working on building a new tunnel in the area.

One person was taken to hospital after the car he was driving took off and was buried in a landslide, but he may not be seriously injured, according to police.

– I don’t know what work was being done at the site when the landslide occurred, but an investigation into the incident will begin and we are working to secure the site, communications consultant in Nye veier, Linn Herredsvela, told Dagbladet.

He said the client contributed with geotechnical experts and traffic routing in the area.

The new road has also set a crisis staff.

– Now we focus on life and health. “We are pleased to hear that the driver of the car has been removed from the landslide,” Herredsvela said.

RACE: A 20-30 meter wide landslide occurred on Wednesday afternoon at E6 in the municipality of Malvik. A car is picked up by a landslide. Photo: Tipser / NRK
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Mayor: Must see what has been done

The mayor of the municipality, Trond Halseth (Labor Party), answered this when asked if a geotechnical assessment of the area had been carried out:

– Maybe, definitely, it’s an area where road construction is going on.

– Is there anything you want to follow?

– Now we have to continue to see what assessment has been done and what caused the landslide. I won’t start speculating until the geologists have their say, but I think what emerges will form the basis for what we do next.

BUILDING HERE: Photo, taken in 2021, shows the excavation of a new tunnel in Hell’s tunnel at E6 in Sør-Trøndelag. The Hell Tunnel is 3910 meters long and crosses Gjevingåsen between Hommelvik in Malvik and Hell in Stjørdal. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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Will be closed for a long time

According to traffic operator Pål Haugbro in Vegtrafikksentralen, the landslide was about 20-30 meters wide.

– It is dirt and stones that have fallen, and carried most of the way with them. The road will be closed for a long time, Haugbro said earlier on Wednesday to Dagbladet.

He also admitted that he had never experienced a landslide on a road that big.

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