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Icy roads add to traffic chaos

Updated: 20:30

The traffic chaos which affected thousands of commuters earlier today - following heavy snowfall in the south and east of the country - is continuing with delays on commuter trains and a total stop on central Stockholm and several suburban bus services due to snow and icy conditions.

Stockholm Local Transport says that the delays will continue into the weekend and there also also delays on regional services. 

“The worst road conditions are in the Mälardalen (Stockholm and eastwards) region but we have delays nationwide up to one or two hours,” Swebus spokesperson, Ingvar Ryggesjö, told news agency TT.

At least 20 traffic accidents were reported in the Stockholm area on Friday afternoon.

“The biggest problem is all the coaches and long haul trucks that are getting stuck on the roads,” said Christina Johansson at Stockholm County police.

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