Sweden: Thousands without power after heavy snowfall

After the heavy snowfall in Sweden in the past few days, almost 10,000 households in the southwest of the country were without electricity today. As a result, several schools in Kalmar County had to close. Health centers could not be operated, as reported by the Swedish television station SVT.

Cyclist on street in Stockholm during snowfall

Reuters/TT News Agency

To find the fault in the line, operator Eon wanted to use a helicopter. A spokesman could not say how long the failure would last: “It takes time to find the error on foot and with a tracked vehicle in 40 to 50 centimeters of snow. With the helicopter it will be easier.”

Most recently, chaos had reigned on many roads in Sweden because of the snow masses. Trains, buses and flights were delayed or cancelled. There were still delays today.

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