Spring Has Arrived - At Least in the South
Other parts of the country find it hard to believe, but spring has arrived in the very south of Sweden. On Thursday morning the average temperature - day and night - had been above zero for seven day in a row. And that means it's officially spring.
For the rest of the country that magical date still seems far off, even though the sun could be seen in most parts of sweden during Thursday.
The abundance of snow continues to cause problems. The roof of an ice rink in Luleå collapsed during the night. In Älvsborg, a health and safety inspector warns that those who shovel snow off the roofs often forget to check that they don't put the snow so it blocks the emergency exits. He estimates that seven out of ten of the 140 companies that he inspects have emergency exits blocked by snow.