But Nikolaj Tolstoy, head of the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, told Swedish Television that it is the responsibility of property owners to keep their roofs clear of the heavy snow.
“Professional property owners with large maintenance budgets have a way of taking care of it. It can be harder for riding schools and such, where organizations take care of [maintenance].”
“But one has to think through how to take care of these things. Oversight is needed.”
Meanwhile, the opposition has called on the sitting government to explain how resources are distributed to deal with plowing snow and keeping public transportation moving.
Sven-Erik Österberg, the Social Democrats’ group leader, thinks the winter conditions have the potential to become an election issue.
“Missed snow clearances are something that really angers voters. We can see that preparedness hasn’t been that good this year either.”