A number of ferry lines have cancelled traffic as well.
Thousands have been left without electricty in southern Sweden – and water levels continue to climb along the coast and in rivers and lakes – causing wide-spread flooding.
On the outer edge of the storm circle, there’s heavy snow fall in the north central regions – blocking roads.
The storm is predicted to be as bad as the infamous winter storm 2 years ago which devasted hug areas of forests in southern Sweden and left some isolated households without electricity for months in below-freezing weather.
Insect damage is still spreading in the region because of the large number of rotting trees left unharvested on the ground.