Transport agency calls for caution after snow

Transport agency calls for caution after snow
The Swedish Transport Agency (Trafikverket) has called for car drivers to choose alternative transport as snowfalls and rain cause traffic problems across Sweden.

“Road-users should also keep informed about the traffic situation and weather development. Consider alternative modes of transport or to postpone your trip,” the agency wrote in a statement.

Snowfalls and windy conditions across southern Sweden on Monday caused a slew of traffic accidents.

A truck caused the blockage of a motorway slip-road on the E6 near Lomma. A further two trucks landed in the ditch after one attempted to overtake on the E4 south of Vaggeryd.

Furthermore a car hit the railings on road 40 near Öggestorp.

No one was injured in any of the reported accidents.

Meteorological agency SMHI has issued a class 2 weather warning for Kalmar, Jönköping, and Kroneberg counties in southern Sweden as a blast of winter weather is set to bring heavy snowfall and bone-chilling winds to many parts of the country.

A class 1 warning covers the rest of southern Sweden up to Östergötland County as well as most of the Swedish coastline.

“The snow looks like it will continue into Wednesday in many parts of eastern Götaland and eastern Svealand,” meteorologist Sten Laurin told the TT news agency on Monday.

Two decimeters of fresh snow are forecast across the area by Tuesday evening.

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