IN PICTURES: Winter scenes as snow blankets Sweden

IN PICTURES: Winter scenes as snow blankets Sweden
The Royal Guards in Stockholm on Thursday. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT
Temperatures dropped on Thursday and treated Stockholmers to a snow day – for better or worse. Here's what the wintry weather looks like – and how it compares to a city further north.

Stockholmers walking through a snowy Swedish capital:


Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Bicycle couriers still had to deliver food orders:


Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

A bus making its way through the capital:


Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

North of Stockholm, a 20-vehicle pile-up caused long queues:


Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

But if you think that's a lot of snow, it's nothing compared to the northern town of Örnsköldsvik, which looked like this earlier this week:


Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

This car in Örnsköldsvik is almost completely covered in snow:


Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

Here's a boat and a truck trying to clear the snow off the streets of Örnsköldsvik:


Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT


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