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Snow causes slick roads in southern Sweden

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Snow causes slick roads in southern Sweden
Plows removed snow from roads in northern Sweden earlier this week
08:12 CEST+02:00
The year's first snowfall has resulted in slippery roads in many parts of southern Sweden, with some areas received up to 10 cenitmetres of wet snow.

“It's been snowing for several hours now. If so much has fallen it may remain on the ground into the day tomorrow,” SMHI meteorologist Johan Lundgren told the TT news agency on Wednesday night.

In Vetlanda in southeastern Sweden, a car ended up on its roof after skidding off a slippery road. One person was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Another person was trapped in a vehicle involved in a one-car accident on route 27 between Växjö and Värnamo in south central Sweden, according to police in Jönköping. The accident brought traffic to a standstill for a 12 kilometre stretch between Horda and Bor.

Once traffic loosened up, one person was taken to hospital. According to police, the road near the accident site was extremely slippery.

On route 47 west of Oskarshamn in eastern Sweden, a car slid off the road around 5am, but it remains unclear if anyone was injured.

“It's snowing and the weather is bad, with wet snow that then freezes,” a spokesperson from the Kalmar police in southern Sweden told TT.

In Skåne in southern Sweden, there were also a number of reports of cars leaving the roads due to slippery conditions, according to the Skånska Dagbladet newspaper.

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