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Gothenburg streets deserted as Storm Simone hits Sweden

Gothenburg streets deserted as Storm Simone hits Sweden

Fall storm Simone struck the west coast of Sweden, with winds peaking at 100 mph (150 km/h), falling trees and downing power lines along its path between Malmö and Gothenburg, whose usually bustling streets lay deserted during evening rush hour.

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Gothenburg streets deserted as Storm Simone hits Sweden
01/08
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Water levels rose in the center of Gothenburg ahead of the arrival of fall storm Simone.
Gothenburg streets deserted as Storm Simone hits Sweden
02/08
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Street workers pick up and tie down loose items along Rosenlundsgatan in Gothenburg, Sweden in anticipation of fall storm Simone, which was forecasted to bring hurricane-strength wind gusts to the city.
Gothenburg streets deserted as Storm Simone hits Sweden
03/08
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Gothenburg is deserted during what is usually a bustling rush hours. Most employers sent home their workers early in anticipation of the arrival of fall storm Simone and its anticipated hurricane strength winds.
Gothenburg streets deserted as Storm Simone hits Sweden
04/08
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At the hight of rush hour, a river ferry in Gothenburg, Sweden runs empty instead of carrying its usual load of evening commuters as fall storm Simone was drawing close up the country's West coast.
Gothenburg streets deserted as Storm Simone hits Sweden
05/08
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The calm before the storm in Gothenburg, Sweden. An evening commuter looks out over the Älven river which runs through the city's center in a moment where winds died down and rains subsided.
Gothenburg streets deserted as Storm Simone hits Sweden
06/08
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An empty loading dock at ferry operator Stena Lines, whose cruises from Gothenburg, Sweden to Denmark and Germany are usually well frequented. Most evening cruises were cancelled in anticipation of the arrival of fall storm Simone.
Gothenburg streets deserted as Storm Simone hits Sweden
07/08
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Closed down ferry terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden, where the arrival of fall storm Simone shut down train and ferry traffic for most of the afternoon and night.
Gothenburg streets deserted as Storm Simone hits Sweden
08/08
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Deserted streets in Gothenburg during what would normally be the hight of rush hour as fall storm Simone made its way up Sweden's West coast.

Fall storm Simone struck the west coast of Sweden, with winds peaking at 100 mph (150 km/h), falling trees and downing power lines along its path between Malmö and Gothenburg, whose usually bustling streets lay deserted during evening rush hour.

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