The snowy weather has meant that six customers and 21 employees have to spend the night inside Ikea’s department store in Aalborg.
The reason for the overnight stay is a snowstorm that blocks them inside.
– We are getting ready for a cozy evening in the staff canteen together with our six customers. And then the plan is that we open the exhibition area so that you can sleep on the sofas or find a bed for the night. Then we will see what the weather is like when we wake up, marketing manager Peter Elmose tells Dagbladet.
He says that there is a good atmosphere among the trapped people, and it does a bit of everything through the evening.
– We have put the Christmas calendar on TV, and now we have found a little game, some of our cakes, no coffee and a little soda. Today’s occasion is also a party, so we have a beer and watch some football too, Elmose continues and says that they have put the match between Everton and Liverpool.
– Has everyone got a place to sleep?
– Of course. it’s good with space so it’s no problem.
The marketing manager says he has never put anything like this in his 16 years on the farm.
The weather does not just create problems for Ikea customers. Also on the roads in Denmark, the snow weather has led to challenges.
On Twitter, the police in North Jutland state that they must help ambulances that do not show up in the winter storm.
Many are waiting hours in line on blocked roads right now. Maximum frustrating – we understand that well!
Right now, the police and the winter emergency services are giving priority to helping ambulances that cannot arrive.
Among other things. therefore longer waiting time for others. We hope for understanding.#politidk
– Nordjyllands Politi (@NjylPoliti) December 1, 2021
In a press release, reproduced by Danish BT, the police district asks all travelers to leave the car.
– I would like to say: All driving advised against. Many roads are blocked right now and have been for several hours. The trucks in particular create problems and are the cause of queues and blocked roads, says deputy police inspector, Søren Pejtersen.