Dozens Stranded Overnight In IKEA After Snowstorm

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A snowstorm in Denmark trapped dozens of people in an IKEA on Wednesday evening, forcing them to spend the night in the store.

The storm brought about 12 inches of snow trapping six customers and about 2 dozen employees as the store was closing that evening, Associated Press (AP) reported. (RELATED: Man Snowed Into His Car For 10 Hours Without Heat Allegedly Due To Negligent Snow Plow)

“We slept in the furniture exhibitions and our showroom on the first floor, where we have beds, mattresses and sofa beds,” store manager Peter Elmose said, according to AP. People could “pick the exact bed they always have wanted to try.”

Elmose along with the other people who were trapped spent the evening snacking on chips and Swedish cinnamon rolls, watching television, according to Euronews.

Elmose added by saying that, “super well. It’s been a good night. All fun,” according to AP.

DR, Denmark’s public broadcaster reported that employees from a neighboring toy shop who also spent the night with the customers and IKEA staff, according to the outlet.

“It’s much better than sleeping in one’s car. It has been nice and warm and we are just happy that they would let us in,” Michelle Barrett, one of the toy shop staff said, AP reported.

Barrett added by saying that they were laughing about the situation they were in claiming that they would probably never experience something like it again, according to AP.

Sixty-one people including an Oasis cover band were snowed in at an England pub and tried making the best out of the situation in late November.