Chaos Ensues as Finland Gets Slammed by Blizzard!

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A fierce snowstorm hit southern and central Finland on Wednesday night, causing problems for commuters and public transport services on Thursday, reported Xinhua.

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has warned of potentially dangerous driving conditions across most of the country on Thursday.

According to FMI, southern Finland will see 10 to 20 centimeters of fresh snowfall, while central parts of the country could receive between 3 and 8 centimeters.

National rail operator VR announced that more than ten long-distance and local train services were delayed or canceled on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL) said that around 100 bus services had been canceled, and trams in downtown Helsinki will operate a reduced service on Thursday due to the challenging weather conditions.

The Finnish airport operator Finavia also said on Wednesday evening that the weather may cause delays to airport operations, and to both incoming and outgoing flights at Helsinki International Airport.

According to a leading Finnish language daily Helsingin Sanomat, there were several minor collisions in southern Finland on Thursday, but no major accidents have been reported.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

13 Comments
  1. EmmaSmith88 says

    Is there any forecast for when the snowstorm will subside and the transportation services will be back to normal?

    1. MaxJohnson71 says

      Based on the latest updates from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the snowstorm is expected to taper off by late Thursday evening, but it may take some time for transportation services to fully resume as clearing and de-icing operations are underway. Stay tuned for further updates on the situation.

  2. EmmaSnowflake78 says

    Wow, what a chaotic situation in Finland! Does the Finnish Meteorological Institute have any suggestions on how individuals can stay safe while driving in such extreme weather conditions?

    1. ChrisBlizzardChaser says

      Hey EmmaSnowflake78! It’s definitely a challenge out there in Finland with all that snow. The Finnish Meteorological Institute advises drivers to drive cautiously, maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, use winter tires, and always be prepared for sudden weather changes. Stay safe on the roads!

  3. JenniferSmith88 says

    How did the authorities prepare for such extreme weather conditions? Were there any emergency measures in place?

    1. MarkJohnson79 says

      Authorities in Finland have been proactive in preparing for extreme weather events like this blizzard. Emergency measures were in place, including increased monitoring, coordination with transportation services, and public awareness campaigns to ensure safety during the snowstorm.

  4. Katja_Snowflake says

    It’s no surprise that Finland is facing chaos due to the blizzard; winter here never fails to bring challenges. Stay safe out there, everyone!

  5. EmilySmith90 says

    It’s a shame to hear about the chaos caused by the blizzard in Finland. Stay safe, everyone!

  6. EllaJohnson says

    In my opinion, the Finnish authorities should have been more prepared for such extreme weather conditions and provided better support for commuters.

  7. MaggieSmith says

    It’s alarming to hear about the chaos caused by the blizzard in Finland. Stay safe everyone!

  8. Sarah_WeatherWatcher says

    As a meteorologist, it’s no surprise that blizzards like this can wreak havoc in Finland. Stay safe out there, folks!

  9. Kari94 says

    Wow, what a mess! It’s crazy how much chaos a blizzard can cause. Hopefully, everyone stays safe and the authorities can manage the situation efficiently.

  10. EmilySmith92 says

    As someone living in Helsinki, the chaos caused by this blizzard is astounding. The warning from FMI about dangerous driving conditions is no joke. Stay safe out there, everyone!

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