‘Leaking diesel’: Truck loaded with salmon crashes into river feeding UNESCO-listed fjord

Editorial Staff

Nærøyfjord was used as an inspiration for Arendelle in Disney’s hit musical, Frozen.

A truck carrying salmon veered off the road and plunged into the Stalheim River, in Voss, western Norway, on Thursday last week.

The incident occurred on Nærøydalvegen, a road near the Sivle and Stalheim tunnels and just 10 miles from Norway’s world famous Nærøyfjord.

The truck, which was towing a trailer loaded with salmon, fell approximately 4-5 meters from a bridge into the Stalheim river, resulting in a diesel leak, according to police.

Nærøyfjord has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. It has been rated by the National Geographic Society as the world’s number one natural heritage site along with the Geirangerfjord. Nærøyfjord was also used as an inspiration for Arendelle in Disney’s hit musical, Frozen.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was unharmed and managed to exit the vehicle on his own. He was subsequently examined by medical personnel at the scene. Despite initial concerns, the truck’s cab did not end up in the water.

Emergency services, including fire brigades and police, were dispatched to the site. The road, initially closed due to the accident, was later reopened. The police conducted an investigation and found no evidence of driver impairment. Salvage efforts for the trailer were planned for later in the day. Traffic flow in the area, which had been disrupted, resumed normal operations following the reopening of the nearby tunnels.


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