Customers and employees of an IKEA furniture store in Denmark were forced to sleep inside the store after they were stuck in a snowstorm.
The snow fell heavily, until it accumulated up to 30 centimeters above the ground, in the city of Aalborg, making at least 25 people, employees and customers, unable to return to their homes.
The group spent the evening in the furniture showroom, eating the food in the store and watching TV together.
Parts of northern Denmark were badly affected by the snow, with 300 people also forced to spend the night at Aalborg Airport after they became stranded there.
Police advised against driving in the area due to the weather.
Employees at a toy store adjacent to the IKEA store asked the latter to provide them shelter.
IKEA store manager Peter Elmrose said the group slept in the showroom, where there are beds, mattresses and sofas that can be converted into beds.
“This is definitely a new situation for us,” he told local newspaper Nordjesk.
Eric Bangsgaard and his wife were among the customers stuck in the store. “We gathered in the canteen, where we got food and drink, and there was TV,” he said.
“There was nothing we could do about the situation,” he told Extra Bladet newspaper. “We were really happy to have a shelter.”
The group ate a breakfast of cinnamon rolls and coffee before leaving the store.