Record snow falls in Stockholm

Many were caught unprepared for the extreme conditions

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Stockholm has seen the deepest November snow since records began in 1905, causing widespread traffic chaos.

Snow continued to fall throughout yesterday (Wednesday) 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.

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The meteorological service, SMHI, said the snow depth broke the previous record of 29cm 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.

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