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Heavy snow hits Sweden's Stockholm (4)

Xinhua)  09:21, December 06, 2012

People walk in heavy snow in Stockholm, capital of Sweden on Dec. 5, 2012. Stockholm's traffic was affected by the bad weather on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The snowy weather has caused traffic chaos in Sweden's capital city of Stockholm as flights and local traffic were badly affected on Wednesday.

The snow had covered the whole city by about at least 30 centimeters and flights were largely canceled because of the bad weather, affecting around 60,000 travelers, Swedish television SVT reported.

Almost all the buses in Stockholm had stopped running, and the metro kept being delayed due to the continually falling snow. Thousands of people suffered power failure and schools were also closed.

The Swedish Traffic Administration advised people to drive their own cars if they had to go out.

On Wednesday afternoon there were thousands of people waiting at the train station in Stockholm center as over 40 departures had been canceled.

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