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WEATHER LATEST: Over 100 bus routes cancelled as snow hits Stockholm

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TT/The Local - [email protected] • 8 Mar, 2023 Updated Wed 8 Mar 2023 12:30 CEST
WEATHER LATEST: Over 100 bus routes cancelled as snow hits Stockholm
Consider working from home if you live in an area affected by the snowstorm. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Stockholm was still under a yellow blizzard warning at noon on Wednesday, with snowfall expected to stop on Wednesday evening.

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Which areas are affected?

The orange warning in place over Stockholm during Tuesday and Wednesday has been downgraded to a less serious yellow warning, warning people of possible power outages, public transport delays and traffic disruption. Södertälje and Uppsala, south and north of the capital, were both under the yellow warning at noon on Wednesday.

More snow is expected to fall in Stockholm throughout Wednesday.

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For the rest of Sweden, snow warnings were removed overnight after the storm settled, leaving toppled trees and road smashes in its wake.

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Western Sweden saw the brunt of the snowfall on Tuesday morning, with the storm reaching Stockholm on Tuesday afternoon.

In Skåne, temperatures hovered around freezing, with rain, sleet and snow battering the region, leaving roads slippery.

Work from home if possible

The Swedish Transport Administration has said that those in areas still affected by the snow and wind should consider working from home.

A snowplough in the town of Höör, southern Sweden, on Tuesday. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Risk of power cuts

According to the warnings, the storm carries a risk of powercuts and traffic disruptions, so it could be a good idea to keep your phone charged and make sure you have blankets, water and food in your car in case you get stuck on the roads.

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Trains and buses cancelled

Stockholm public transport operator SL had cancelled over a hundred bus routes on Wednesday due to the storm, with trams and the Stockholm metro also affected.

In southern region Skåne and western region Västra Götaland, trains remained cancelled until noon on Wednesday.

Here's The Local's full list of cancelled buses and trains in Sweden's three major cities.

Three trucks were involved in a pileup at Landskrona in southern Sweden on Tuesday. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Check the weather before you travel

The Transport Administration is working hard to keep the roads safe, but the Swedish Transport Administration's spokesperson Angelika Knutsson warned that travellers should think twice before heading out on the roads.

"There will be more snow, and it will be slippery," Knutsson said.

"You should think carefully before heading out on the roads, and check the traffic situation and the weather situation of wherever you're heading," she added.

What do Sweden's weather warnings actually mean?

What does Sweden's weather alert system mean, and what should you do if there's a yellow, orange or red warning? Click here to read The Local's article.

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