Road collapses after Gothenburg rain

A road near Gothenburg Airport has collapsed due to torrential rain, as days of downpours take their toll on western Sweden's road and rail infrastructure.

A 20-metre stretch of the 549 road between Landvetter and Mölnlycke collapsed on Monday afternoon, according to the Swedish National Road Administration. Another road, near Lerum, outside Gothenburg, has been closed after a mudslide.

Rail commuters in the Gothenburg region continued to face disruption on Monday afternoon, with local and long distance routes still blocked due to flooding.

Train services on the west coast line will be suspended at least until Friday, rail traffic authority Banverket said on Monday. The tracks have been flooded from both the Molndalsån river and from the E6 motorway. The damage cannot be repaired until the water recedes.

Southbound long-distance trains from Gothenburg are terminating in Kungsbacka. Communter trains from Gothenburg to Kungsbacka are terminating in Mölndal. The Varberg-Borås line is also suspended due to the flooding of the Viskan river.

Trams in Gothenburg were on Monday also being disrupted by the inclement weather, Svenska Dagbladet reports.