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Warning of travel chaos as fresh snow storm moves in

Published fredag 30 januari 2015 kl 17.28
Mycket snö i luften och man kan skymta två människor.
Heavy snow hitting most of the country this weekend. Photo: TT.

Much of Sweden will be hit by heavy snow and strong winds this weekend and motorists are being advised to take extra care or stay at home.

The snow storms which caused road accidents, delayed flights and lorries stuck in traffic in western and southern Sweden on Friday morning, will continue during the weekend. 

"It is already very difficult weather in the south. It's snowing in eastern Skåne and Blekinge and it is moving further north," says SVT meteorologist Deana Bajic.

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has issued a Class 1 warning for the entire east coast, from Kalmar to Gävleborg - from Friday evening into Saturday, which means that the weather conditions carry certain risks to the public.

"It will become difficult along the coast as winds increase, resulting in poor visibility during snowfall. There may be up to ten centimeters of snow and it becomes difficult with wet snow in such large amounts," says Deana Bajic.

In the far north, a meter of snow has already fallen with even more snow expected on Sunday. In Svealand, a decimeter of snow is expected on Saturday morning. 

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