‘Stay at home’ – Swedish emergency services warn public

Large amounts of snow in parts of Sweden, making travel hazardous.
2 Feb 2019 – Heavy snowfall was expected throughout Saturday in the Östergötland region along with high winds.

Emergency services advised motorists not to take to the roads unless their journeys were essential, while meteorological agency SMHI warned of 10-15 cm of snowfall in the area up to and including Sunday morning.

“It’s better to stay at home instead of going out and risking it,” Stefan Hagdahl, internal officer with the Emergency Services (Räddningstjänst), told TT.

Harsh weather was predicted to move north, bringing snow to southern Norrland and Gävleborg, while a new weather front was also expected to affect eastern parts of Götaland and Svealand.

Up to 15 cm of snow was also forecast in the Stockholm and Uppland areas.

Friday’s snow resulted in a number of delayed and cancelled flights at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport.


Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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  1. I live a little west (Orrefors) of Kalmar which lies in Östergöteland, in southern Sweden and we received 45 cm between !st and 3rd of February.

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