New access to the evacuated houses

New access to the evacuated houses for the collection of personal belongings and other items will be provided on Sunday 26 February between 11.00 and 15.00 hrs.

The Police will not be present during the collection of items. It will also be possible to collect items at a later stage. The time for this will be announced.

The Governor of Svalbard emphasizes that the evacuation is still in force for the following houses: Road 222-7, 222-9, 222-11, 222-13, 222-15, 222-17, Road 226-10, 226-12, 226-31, 226-33, 226-35, 226-37, and the damaged building in Road 228 6-16. Map.

 

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Information to the evacuees

The Governor of Svalbard emphasizes that the evacuation is still in force for the following houses:

Road 222-7, 222-9, 222-11, 222-13, 222-15, 222-17, Road 226-10, 226-12, 226-31, 226-33, 226-35, 226-37, and the damaged building in Road 228 6-16. Map.

Access to these houses for the collection of personal belongings and other items will be provided on Friday 24 February between 1500 and 1800 hrs, and on Saturday 25 February between 1200 and 1500 hrs. 

The Police will not be present during the collection of items. 

It will also be possible to collect items at a later stage. The time for this will be announced.  

 

Information to the evacuees in Longyearbyen

Evacuees will have the possibility to collect personal belongings from the evacuated houses today between 1500 and 1800 hrs.

There will also be further possibilities for collecting such belongings. This will be announced at a later stage.

The evacuation and ban on entry has now been partially lifted

A thorough avalanche expert assessment of the mountain side of Sukkertoppen has now been carried out.

The evacuation and ban on entry has now been partially lifted.

Evacuation and ban on entry is still in force for the following areas:

Road 222-7, 222-9, 222-11, 222-13, 222-15, 222-17

Road 224-7

Road 226-10, 226-12, 226-31, 226-33, 226-35, 226-37

The damaged building in Road 228 6-16

Further information will be given at the public meeting at Longyearbyen Cultural Hall this evening at 20:00 hrs.

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Information meeting for the public in Longyearbyen this evening.

A new information meeting for the public will be held in Longyearbyen Cultural Hall this evening at 20:00 hrs.

Representatives from Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), The Governor of Svalbard and Longyearbyen Community Council will, among others, be present.

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