More snow expected in southwestern Sweden

More snow expected in southwestern Sweden
Some 10 centimetres of snow fell over southwestern Sweden on Monday. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/ TT file picture
The heavy snowfall that swept in over southwestern Sweden on Monday is expected to continue until the early hours of Tuesday, the national weather service said, warning drivers of slippery roads in the counties of Halland, Jönköping and Västra Götaland.

Southwestern Sweden received nearly 10 centimetres of snow on Monday, but the snowflakes are expected to keep falling throughout the evening, national weather agency SMHI said.

It issued a class-one weather warning for the affected regions (the least serious on a scale from one to three).

Several traffic accidents were reported due to the slippery road conditions during the day, including a a bus crashing into a truck near Gunntorp in the south, and at least four trucks slid off the roads after a car crash near Tranemo.

“It's very slippery on the roads,” Christer Sjöstedt, a spokesman for the rescue services in Jönköping, told Swedish news agency TT.

According to SMHI, the snowfall is expected to taper off sometime overnight to Tuesday.