Air, rail and bus transport hot by ice and strong winds
Delays caused by heavy snow continue throughout Sweden today, with up to 30 centimetres expected to fall in parts eastern and north-eastern Sweden. Stockholm Arlanda warns of some continued delays as it struggles to clear a backlog of flights, suggesting that travellers contact their airlines for the latest information. Around 60,000 passengers were affected by the winter storm yesterday when the airport was temporarily shut down.
“We have some minor delays and a few cancelled flights this morning, but those are the results of problems from yesterday,” Swedavia spokesman Klas Nilsson told the news agency TT. “We expect things to return to normal by midday.”
Road conditions remain dangerous through a combination of snow and strong winds. Accidents this morning include a bus with 20 passengers skidding onto its side on highway 44 between Lidköping and Källby. No one was seriously hurt. Sweden’s passenger rail system is suffering from snow-covered tracks and a number of malfunctioning switches, resulting in some cancellations today including between Gothenburg and Stockholm.