Nine pictures that show how the blizzard swept through Sweden

Nine pictures that show how the blizzard swept through Sweden
A car got stuck in the snow in Umeå on Tuesday morning. Photo: Erik Abel/TT
A lot of places in Sweden have been treated to snow this week, ranging from sunny winter days to icy havoc.

Stockholmers were treated to a crisp winter day and rare sunshine on Tuesday:


Photo: Carl-Olof Zimmerman/TT


Photo: Carl-Olof Zimmerman/TT

But if you headed north from the Swedish capital, the weather got worse. Here's a picture from the central bus station in the university town of Uppsala, just an hour north of Stockholm, on Tuesday:

Photo: Carl-Olof Zimmerman/TT

At Kungsängen, north of Stockholm, a tow truck had to be called out after two cars got into a spot of trouble on the icy roads:


Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

But the icy roads in Stockholm and Uppsala were nothing compared to even further north. Here's a man bravely shovelling snow in Sundsvall, which was one of the areas worst hit by the blizzard, on Tuesday:


Photo: Mats Andersson/TT

In Örnsköldsvik, schools were closed on Tuesday:


Photo: Erik Mårtensson/TT

Here's what the main road looked like in Umeå:


Photo: Erik Abel/TT

By Wednesday, things had calmed down in most of Sweden. The only regions that still had snow warnings in place were the southern regions Skåne and Halland (class-one, the least serious kind on a scale from one to three).

Here's a picture from Malmö on Tuesday:


Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

The Local's readers have also been out taking pictures of the snow. Click here to check out their best snow snaps!


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