Sweden: More rain headed for flooded city of Kristinehamn

Flooding in Kristinehamn. (Björn Söderholm / P4 Värmland / Radio Sweden)
Flooding in Kristinehamn. (Björn Söderholm / P4 Värmland / Radio Sweden)
Council workers have laboured all weekend to clear the roads of the flooded city of Kristinehamn, Sweden and on Monday a lot more rain is expected.

“We’ve been trying to get an overview of the situation and clean up a bit,” says the head of the roads department at the municipal council.

Swedish Radio Värmland reports 6-7 streets are damaged in Kristinehamn, and two have been completely washed away.

Outside the city, in the west of central Sweden, the E18 motorway and the railway are damaged.

“In the area round Kristinehamn there are even more streets that are damaged, but that is isolated roads, and ones that the national Traffic Administration is in charge of” says Torgrim Dalseg, at the roads department, to Swedish Radio Värmland.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Rainfall increases flood risk in Yukon, Canada , CBC News

Finland: Lake levels rise in Finland, Yle news

Sweden: Northern Sweden hit by flooding, Radio Sweden

United States: Western Alaska reels from winter flooding as another storm bears down, Alaska Dispatch

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