During the night, traffic problems continued in several parts of the country. A number of accidents have been reported, mostly due to trucks having problems with slipperiness and snowfall.
Police and rescuers at the spot where buses were blowing into a ditch on Highway 118 near Torseb outside Kristianstad in northeast Skåne in snow on snow and strong winds on Wednesday night.
Along the E4, from Nyköping in the north to Jönköping in the south, a series of accidents occurred around midnight, where both cars and trucks veered off the road or had other problems.
There were occasional stops at E4 in two places. In Stavsjö, north of Norrköping, two short-distance accidents occurred, causing longer queues. First the car overturned at half past nine, and ten minutes later the next alarm arrived, in sight of that accident.
“Two trucks slipped, they didn’t get off the road, they blocked parts of the lane,” said Camilla Larsson, a police officer on duty.
There was also a stop south of Gränne, following a truck accident just before 01. There, the Swedish Transport Authority states that traffic has been diverted and that the E4 is expected to open early in the morning.
No serious injuries were reported since the accident. During the night, the Swedish Transport Authority warns of continued severe conditions on roads with loose snow and muddy roads in large parts of Östergötland and northern Småland.
Problems continued in Skåne as well. The road conditions around Hässleholm and Kristianstad were very difficult on Wednesday and so it was during the night.
The Swedish Transport Authority states on its website that they work with skidding and plowing. Police then remained at several sites affected by the crashes.
– We stay and cooperate with the Swedish Transport Authority. There were no new serious accidents, but there must have been about 50 trucks that had a hard time getting out of there, says Magnus Lefèvre, a police officer on duty in the southern region at 4 p.m.
A number of roads in the area, all the way to Ystad, are closed and are expected to be by morning.
The strong wind in the Sound meant that wind-sensitive vehicles were not advised to drive over the Sound Bridge during the night, a recommendation that was later removed.
Warnings of slippery and difficult road conditions apply to much of the country, from Gotland to Västerbotten.
In the district of Västernorrland, around the year 04, there were still about 1,000 households without electricity.