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Stockholm commuters dig through deepest November snow since 1905

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On the other side of the Baltic Sea, Stockholm woke up to at 30 centimetres of snow on November 10, which is more than any other November day since 1905 in the Swedish capital.

Meteorologists put down the previous November record in 1985 and 2004, when the snow was 29 centimetres deep, but the all time record for Stockholm remains unbeaten. There were 76 centimetres in March 1909, the Local.se reported.

«In the morning around 21 centimetres had fallen. During the day another 15 to 20 centimetres fell,» meteorologist Elisabeth Saarnak was cited by Aftonbladet and the Local on November 9, but on November 10 the snow was 39 centimetres thick at an official weather station in Stockholm.

The sudden snowfall caused problems for many commuters as many buses across the Swedish capital and beyond were cancelled and drivers were forced to abandon their cars on the highway. Several reported being stuck in their wehicles for ten hours, but in the Järfälla suburb of Stockholm, a public transport operator made a move to replace buses with boats.

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