AVALANCHE ALERT: Evacuees allowed into homes to fetch urgent items from 8 to 10 p.m.; Svalbardhallen to turn pool into hot tub starting tomorrow


Residents living in still-evacuated areas will be allowed into their homes for brief periods of time to collect urgent person items between 8 and 10 p.m. Monday, according to The Governor of Svalbard. Residents must sign in with a guard on their street before entering their homes.

The avalanche area, and homes destroyed and cordoned off by police will not be accessible.

Also, Svalbardhallen announced it will turn the swimming pool into a 30-degree-Celsius hot tub on the days it is open between Tuesday and December 31.