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In Pictures: Flooding after torrential rain lashes Gothenburg

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In Pictures: Flooding after torrential rain lashes Gothenburg
Several trains were cancelled. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT
12:25 CEST+02:00
Heavy rain south of Gothenburg caused flooding and travel chaos for residents and commuters.

Around 35 millimetres of rain fell in Kållered south of Gothenburg in less than 24 hours on Tuesday evening, said meteorologists at Sweden's national weather agency SMHI.

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Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

Roads and car parks were flooded, and the E6 motorway that runs past the Ikea store in the suburb remained closed in northbound direction on Wednesday morning.


Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

Traffic authorities said they had to wait to open the northbound lane until the water subsided, which could take until Wednesday afternoon.


Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

Several trains were also cancelled on Wednesday morning after a pedestrian tunnel under the tracks at Kållered was flooded.

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Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

More rain was forecast for the Gothenburg region later on Wednesday, said national weather agency SMHI.

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