Heavy snow drifts hit large parts of Denmark. Both in the capital, Copenhagen, and in other parts of the country, it snowed heavily yesterday evening and tonight. In many places there were traffic problems as well as trains and temporary power outages.
The area of North Jutland around the city of Aalborg was particularly affected. As reported by public radio DR, six customers and about 25 Ikea employees had to stay overnight on beds and sofas in the furniture store because of the snowstorm. Pictures showed how the stranded people sat with beer, coffee and cinnamon rolls and watched football in the late evening.
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“Everyone was so nice, we actually laughed about the situation because we probably won’t see him again,” customer Michelle Barrett told DR Today. About 300 air passengers had to wait overnight at Aalborg Airport because of the snowstorm.
There were also problems elsewhere in the country: in Storebaeltbrücke, between the islands of Funen and Zealand, the tarpaulin of a truckload of parcels broke open during the night during a storm, photos from TV2 show. “The semi-trailer was hanging over the water. So I think some Christmas gifts ended up in the water.” There were no injuries.
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