A view from the dashboard of a tractor as it clears snow off the roads.
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A view from the dashboard of a tractor as it clears snow off the roads. Credit: Jocke Östlund
Man sitting in a tractor
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Jocke Östlund sits behind the wheel of a tractor blowing snow off the roads in Östersund. Credit: Jocke Östlund
Another view from the dashboard of a tractor as it clears snow off the roads.
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Another view from the dashboard of a tractor as it clears snow off the roads. Credit: Jocke Östlund

Plowing snow can demand lots of coffee, little sleep

4:41 min

As weather warnings are in effect for much of the country, including snow in central and northern Sweden, Radio Sweden finds out how people who clear the roads from snow are managing.

We reached Jocke Östlund, an entrepreneur in Östersund, a municipality in the center of Sweden, where he says there is about 30 cm of snow on the ground. We talked to him as he was in his tractor blowing snow from a lake-side street.

He tells us about how the wind effects his work, how he copes on little sleep (he said he hasn't gotten any since he started plowing last night!), and what's on his mind while he's in the tractor.

 

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