Police warn of slippery roads across Sweden

Slippery roads in several locations across Sweden disrupted motorists during the morning rush hour on Monday, with police issuing warnings to exercise caution after a spate of accidents.

There were several accidents reported in Österlen in the far south of Sweden, with a bus involved in a crash on the E4 motorway near Örkeljunga in western Sweden.

“We have dispatched emergency services to the scene,” said a spokesperson at the emergency helpline in Malmö.

The accident has blocked the motorway just south of Markeryd, while there is no information regarding any injuries.

There were several accidents reported in the Stockholm area on Monday morning with three on the E4 – at Rotebro, Tureberg and at the exit towards Märsta.

Stockholm police issued warnings of unpredictable road conditions.

“It is a bit deceiving, it is dry in some places but slippery in others, especially on viaducts and bridges, so you have to be careful,” said Ulf Lindgren at Stockholm county police.

There were several accidents reported in western Sweden during the night and Monday morning. According to police,the reports concern a total of around 20-25 accidents.

“During the night it was mostly north of Gothenburg, in the morning throughout the county,” said police spokesman Stefan Gustafsson.

Gustafsson added that there are no reports of anyone being seriously injured.

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