2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The snow chaos paralyzes Germany. Most of them stayed in the warm room on Christmas Eve and preferred to leave the car behind. Due to the snowdrifts, problems are expected in rail traffic again on the first holiday.
Snow drifts, storm warnings and black ice: in the night of Christmas Day, the weather barely calmed down in many places. According to meteorologists, the north of the country in particular was once again buried under a 30-centimeter layer of snow.
Many stayed at home
Many federal highways had to be closed and, according to a spokesman, Deutsche Bahn also had to struggle with the weather conditions again. However, the next chaos did not materialize for the time being: Many travelers had reached their destination in Germany - so Christmas Eve turned into an unusually quiet night.
The situation on the motorways eased mainly because many drivers avoided slippery roads and stayed at home. Nevertheless, according to the police, numerous accidents occurred in Germany, which, however, went off lightly and only resulted in sheet metal damage. In Hesse there were brief traffic jams on the A 5 and A 3 as trucks had broken down here. A truck overturned on the A61 near Koblenz.
Frost expected again
The spokesman for Deutsche Bahn announced that there could be restrictions in train traffic on Saturday. The north of the country and the coastal areas are particularly affected. The route between Lietzow and Sassnitz remains closed for the time being, and considerable problems are expected on the island of Usedom. The route between Berlin and Hanover and between Hamburg and Hanover is now free again. Around 700 passengers were stuck on the open road in Saxony-Anhalt early on Friday morning. The reason was icy overhead lines.
During Saturday it will only snow heavily in the south and occasionally in the east, in the other federal states it will even be sunny in parts, individual flakes can still fall before the night brings the next frost.