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In Pictures: Flooding after torrential rain lashes Gothenburg

Heavy rain south of Gothenburg caused flooding and travel chaos for residents and commuters.

In Pictures: Flooding after torrential rain lashes Gothenburg
Several trains were cancelled. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

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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