Snowploughs out in North Sweden week before Midsummer

A snowplow in Sweden in 2010. This week, several drivers were stuck in snow in northern Sweden. (iStock)
A snowplow in Sweden in 2010. This week, several drivers were stuck in snow in northern Sweden. (iStock)
The sun is shining in southern Sweden and it is Midsummer next week, but in Klimpfjäll in Jämtland, you still need a snowplough!!

The snowplough was called out on Thursday morning following calls from several drivers who were stuck in snow.

“Several cars were stuck and they were very grateful that I came and helped them escape. They had been stuck for a while,” said snowplough driver Jimmy Johansson to P4 Jämtland.

The road in Klimpfjäll had only been free from snow for a couple of weeks. Jimmy Johansson said that he had not counted on being called out again a week Before Midsummer.

Jimmy’s brother, Andreas Johansson, filmed the snow clearance and sent the video to P4 Jämtland.

You can see the video at

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