Snow chaos: Police urge motorists in Sourthern Sweden to stay at home

The south of Sweden is currently worst affected by the snow blizzards that continued overnight into Wednesday. (Johan Nilsson/AFP/Getty Images)
Heavy snow and freezing temperature is continuing to cause travel chaos for drivers and rail and bus passengers in south-eastern parts of Sweden.

Snow blizzards continued overnight from Stockholm to the far south in Skåne.

The Wednesday morning rush-hour traffic saw long tailbacks with numerous accidents reported by emergency services, mainly on the E4 motorway.

Traffic is at a standstill on the E4 northbound between Järna and Södertälje due to an accident.

The Öresund bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark is currently closed in both directions due to an accident involving a lorry.

The Swedish Transport Administration says it has piled all its resources in south and south east Skåne to plough away snow. However, it says it will be difficult to keep the roads clear and numerous cars have been left stranded on roads after the heavy snowfall. The police are warning people to leave their cars at home.

Related stories from around the North:

Finland: Another cold week in Finland, Yle News

Iceland: High peak in low season, Iceland’s mass-tourism boiling over, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Amid snow blizzards in Sweden, motorists warned not to go out, Radio Sweden

Russia: Arctic Russia military town left without heating and hot water, The Independent Barents Observer

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