Rush-hour chaos in Stockholm after truck overturns

Rush-hour chaos in Stockholm after truck overturns
File photo of Stockholm traffic. Photo: Henrik Holmberg/TT
The motorway south of Stockholm was blocked on Monday morning after a truck toppled over.

The truck overturned in rush hour at one of the capital's busiest spots for road commuters.

It was left blocking the E4/E20 motorway exit to the southern link road connecting Årsta and Nacka, said traffic authorities. Road rescue services were called out to salvage the vehicle.

The road reopened again at noon. No one was injured in the accident.

The truck was not carrying any dangerous goods. It is not known why it fell over.

Where the truck overturned. Photo: GoogleMaps

Two southbound lanes where also closed on Monday morning at the E4 Nybohov junction at Aspudden after a separate accident. They reopened at 10am.

And causing further headache for commuters, buses were called in to replace the tram between Årstaberg and Stora Essingen after an overhead wire was torn down, and a faulty power rail at the Slussen metro station caused northbound traffic to grind to a halt on the red line.

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