Police remind residents that they live in Norway after snow complaints

"People just have to accept that they live in Norway and it will snow"

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Norwegian police have told people to "accept that they live in Norway and it will snow" after receiving complaints about the weather.

Police in Agder, in the far south of the country, said they received five to ten calls from residents on Tuesday.

Writing on Twitter, they said: "People are calling and complaining that it's snowing and that they're late for work, they haven't received their newspaper, and so on and so forth. These reports will not be prioritized."

Spokesman Per Kristian Klausen told newspaper Dagbladet: "People just have to accept that they live in Norway and it will snow."

There's bad news for the people of Agder, as more snow is expected over the next week.


In Scotland last month, freezing weather caused unusual "ice pancakes" to form on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.

The strange formations looked like a fleet of flying saucers floating in the river.

According to the Mirror, the phenomenon is thought to occur when foam floating on the water's surface starts to freeze and bump together. As more foam appears, the pancakes grow bigger.

The spectacular winter scene is more commonly seen in the Antarctic.

Joanna Dick, from The River Dee Trust, said: "Bits of frozen foam got swirled around in an eddy, and became roughly circular.

"Perhaps each disc grew when smaller pieces of unfrozen foam struck the disc, adhered and then froze in place."

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