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Snow brings chaos to northern Sweden

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Heavy snowfall in northern Sweden is continuing for a second day – and more is expected over the weekend, according to forecasts.

“There’s still a lot of snow falling and that’s causing traffic problems,” said Camilla Leoson at Jämtland police, early on Friday morning.

“I haven’t had any traffic accidents reported yet, but it’s still snowing and it’s slushy out on the roads.”

On Thursday there were ten road accidents in Jämtland alone. In one incident two people were seriously injured when two cars crashed head-on outside Östersund.

Overnight, the snowfall completely stopped heavy goods traffic on the E4 north of Kramfors.