• Short Summary

    UNUSUALLY SEVERE SNOW STORMS ARE DISRUPTING COMMUNICATIONS AND ISOLATING AREAS OF NORTHERN SWEDEN.GALE FORCE WINDS?

  • Description

    UNUSUALLY SEVERE SNOW STORMS ARE DISRUPTING COMMUNICATIONS AND ISOLATING AREAS OF NORTHERN SWEDEN.GALE FORCE WINDS AND EXTREME COLD CAUSE GREAT DISCOMFORT, BUT AFTER THE STORM HAS PASSED, A SCENE OF GREAT PEACE AND BEAUTY IS LEFT BEHIND AS SOME MEASURE OF COMPENSATION.SUCH A SCENE WAS FILMED RECENTLY AT SUNDSVALL, IN NORTH-EAST SWEDEN.

    LOOKING LIKE A PERFECT ILLUSTRATION FOR CHRISTMAS CARDS, THE FIELDS ARE BLANKETED WITH UP TO SIX FEET OF VIRGIN WHITENESS.SMOKE SPIRALLING INTO THE CRISP AIR INDICATES THAT HOUSES ARE BURIED BENEATH THE MOUNDS DOTTING THE LANDSCAPE.HORSES TRUDGE ALONG NARROW TRACKS, PULLING SLEDGES BEARING MILK, BREAD AND OTHER ESSENTIALS.

    WELL USED TO HEAVY SNOW, THE SWEDISH AUTHORITIES ARE ADEQUATELY EQUIPPED WITH SNOW-CLEARANCE MACHINES AND VEHICLES.AT SUNDSVALL, ROTARY SNOW-PLOUGHS OPERATE DIRECTLY INTO TRUCKS DRIVING ALONGSIDE.THE SNOW IS THEN TIPPED INTO THE HARBOUR AND SWEPT ALONG BY THE SWIFT WATERS INTO THE GULF OF BOTHNIA.

    LATEST REPORTS SAY STOCKHOLM, WHERE SNOW HAS ALREADY FALLEN, WILL BE SERIOUSLY AFFECTED FEB 1, AND THE AUTHORITIES HAVE ALREADY MUSTERED ALL AVAILABLE SNOW CLEARING EQUIPMENT IN READINESS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4UBG9NX63X5QGOTKMVBDEHZQ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UBG9NX63X5QGOTKMVBDEHZQ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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