- Title: Traffic chaos and school closures as record amount of snow pummels Swedish captial
- Date: 10th November 2016
- Summary: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (NOVEMBER 9, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN SNOW SNOW COVERED BICYCLES VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN SNOW TRAM ARRIVING AT STOP BUS TRAM AT STOP PEOPLE PUSHING VAN STUCK IN SNOW VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING IN SNOW SNOW-COVERED OUTDOOR CAFE PEOPLE ON ROOF SHOVELLING SNOW BOATS IN HARBOUR SNOW COVERED CARS IN THE EVENING
- Embargoed: 25th November 2016 10:29
- Keywords: snow airport school traffic delays
- Location: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- City: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- Country: Sweden
- Topics: Environment,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA00157V30IH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Stockholm on Wednesday (November 9) measured the deepest November snow since records began in 1905, causing widespread traffic chaos.
Snow continued to fall throughout the day and as a result most buses were cancelled, planes were delayed or cancelled and some schools were closed because teachers and pupils could not get there.
The meteorological service, SMHI, said the snow depth broke the previous record of 29 centimetres in 1985. It also said that although it was the deepest snow since records began, it could not yet confirm whether there was also a snow fall record for the day.
Although Swedes are used to snow, it tends to come later in the season and many were caught unprepared with drivers not having changed to winter hol.
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