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Sweden: Traffic chaos due to heavy snowfall – citizens trapped for more than 10 hours in their cars

Sweden: Traffic chaos due to heavy snowfall – citizens trapped for more than 10 hours in their cars

Many of them fell today Highways in the south Sweden Because of severe Snowfall Last night, the result was that much Trapped in their cars for more than 10 hours.

After a spring weekend, Sweden faced a cold snap and heavy snowfall, especially in the southern part of the country.

As reports of stranded drivers increased, Infrastructure Minister Andreas Carlsson was forced to withdraw from a meeting with his counterparts in Brussels to manage the crisis. Carlson said this in a press conference this afternoon “The worst is over” and traffic is gradually returning on most roads. He also called on motorists who previously installed summer tires on their cars not to drive on snow-covered roads “for any reason.”

He made special mention of truck drivers who do not have “Right tires”Pointing out that parked “heavy machinery” was often responsible for stopping traffic on parts of the road network during the past 24 hours.

It's too early to say what's wrong, however It is “clear” that road maintenance can be improvedThe Swedish Minister of Infrastructure added.

For their part, truck drivers criticized the government for the responsibility it attributed to them regarding traffic chaos, while representatives of the opposition accused the government of inaction. “Is the government still on Easter break?” asked Lena Hallengren, head of the parliamentary group of the Social Democrats.

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