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The Risk of slipping in the christmas traffic when the temperature swings

In large parts of the country will the temperature be around zero degrees, which can give a deceiving road conditions halkfläckar and ice in some places. " R

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The Risk of slipping in the christmas traffic when the temperature swings

In large parts of the country will the temperature be around zero degrees, which can give a deceiving road conditions halkfläckar and ice in some places.

" Right now it is pretty wet in general, and it will freeze during the night on Friday so it can get pretty slippery on the roads. It is located on the minus side during the weekend in the north of the country but in the south it looks to be between minus two and plus two degrees, " says Moa Hallberg, a meteorologist at SMHI.

is not to wait, according to the Moa Hallberg, but she nevertheless urges road users to be careful on the roads because of ice on the roads can freeze very quickly and vary locally.

" During the Friday, it will rain in the southern Götaland and wet snow in Småland. In northern Svealand and southern Norrland is expected to snöbyarbyar from the middle of the day and towards the evening, it also applies to the night on Saturday, " she says.

During the last christmas reduced road accidents with a fatal outcome, compared with the previous year. Nine people died in traffic between december 20 and January 12 and 525 accidents occurred. During the same period the year before, died 16 persons.

Joanna Ljunggren, presskommunikatör at the Swedish transport administration, emphasizing that it is important to use common sense in traffic when many are tired and stressed.

– It is a bit like preparing for a marathon. That you fill up with snack, patience, huvudkuddar to the kids or water to the dog.

and choosing increases safety and can help to fend off the weather effects, says Joanna Ljunggren. Despite the fact that the queues expected and the exit points out of the metropolitan areas can be difficult, it is better to stick to the main roads, says Joanna Ljunggren.

– It is important to have patience, both with those you are traveling with, and your fellow road users, select the mötessepararerade and the main roads when possible.

The major roads are usually the best halkbekämpade, at the same time as the traffic often flows on the good, even if the speed can be limited when the road conditions are slippery.

– Keep your distance from the vehicle in front and think an extra time before running on, is it really necessary? Adjust your speed to suit the road conditions, despite the fact that it means that you can go slower than what the signs indicate, " says Joanna Ljunggren.

during Friday and Saturday.

" During the Friday, it tends to be that most traffic from the hours of 10-11 in the morning until late in the evening. On Saturday, also at 10-11 but is going to 18-19, but it can always vary on people spreading out their travel more.

It can be tempting to travel earlier or later in the day to avoid the worst traffic, but it has its downsides.

– When it comes to driving at night so one can do it if you want but if you are not used to drive far in the dark so I would not recommend it, it is not straightforward.

Read more: Hope for a white christmas – except in the far south

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