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Sweden increases warning amid heavy snow

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LONDON (AP) -- Sweden's meteorological institute says it has upped its weather warning to level three on a six-step scale because of snowfalls of up to 15 centimeters (6 inches) in the capital, Stockholm, and the southern part of the country.

The Swedish Transport Administration also warned Wednesday that strong winds could affect road and rail traffic, and urged people in the affected areas to stay home unless necessary.

The announcements came two days after three people were killed in a head-on collision in northern Sweden amid heavy snowfall on Swedish roads.

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