▶ Glacier replaced by snow, roads continue to collapse and cars crash. Meteorologists also warn of snow – ČT24 – Czech TV

Events: Problems due to weather continue (source: ČT24)

Already on Wednesday, but again on Thursday morning, a glacier appeared across the Czech Republic. Rain forms snow on frozen ground, but is later replaced by snow. But the consequences are similar – cars crash and pedestrians fall. In western, northern and central Bohemia, some roads are impassable. Traffic is complicated throughout the day by traffic accidents, especially those involving trucks. They broke down on the Karlovy Vary extension, the D7 highway near Postoloprt or the I/13 road near Ticin. At the same time, a warning is in effect for the entire republic, according to which snow may form until Friday morning.

When there is a glacier Karlovy Vary Region Almost averted, it started snowing in the morning after a warm morning. Snow returned in the afternoon. Even major roads, including the D6 highway, were under snow, leaving only traveled lanes.

Many traffic accidents took place. There were no serious injuries, but traffic was not without serious consequences. A truck accident blocked Karlovy Vary all afternoon.

A major accident brought traffic to a standstill in the late afternoon on one of the main routes to the Karlovy Vary – I/20 road that runs from Pilsen. Four cars crashed Pilsen area in Hunčice. “A woman, a man and a child were treated by paramedics at the scene. They all suffered minor injuries,” said Maria Svobodova, spokeswoman for the rescue service.

There were other accidents in the area due to snow and slippery roads. A bus overturned on its side on road II/193 north of Domažlice. Fire department spokesman Peter Poncar said no injuries were reported in the crash and the passengers left in a replacement vehicle. One of the passengers suffered nausea after the crash and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

V Ústí region, new snow also fell, although the D7 highway near Postolobrt is already passable, on the other hand, a truck accident blocked the I/13 road from Ticin to Liberec. For example, a bus that ran off the road in Havrani U Most or a spreader that hit a car in Vegpriti also had accidents.

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Traffic congestion due to snow and ice Prague A Central Bohemia region. Long queues formed on the Prague Ring Road due to afternoon rush hour. Central Bohemian police officers record twice as many accidents as a normal day. There are usually 80 to 90 of them, and on Thursday at six in the evening there were already 170. For example, a truck with a semi-trailer crashed on road II/107 near Strancis. “The driver of the truck drove the rear part of the semi-trailer into the ditch, and part of it was on the road, blocking both directions of traffic,” said police spokeswoman Barbora Shnievezova.

Due to the bad traffic of some roads and accidents blocking the route, regional buses do not go to some villages – Okora, Boranovic or the local area of ​​Strancis. There are also problems in the suburbs of the metropolis, with city bus line 226 not serving Benis and Lipana.

Ledovka at the Prague tram stop

Problems caused by ice and snow

Many pedestrians have also “accidented” by falling on slippery pavements. According to Jana Postova, spokeswoman for the Prague Rescue Service, rescuers went to seven dozen waterfalls. At the hospital in Mottola, 43 adults and 15 children fell and were treated around 4 p.m. “We slipped on the glacier and broke our wrist. Will decide whether to operate in a week,” said one patient.

V Hradec Králové region Along with fresh snow, it caused major problems on major roads. In Chotěvice in Trutnovsk, trucks were stuck on the I/16 road, which was completely covered in ice. It was also on road I/14 near Nové Město nad Metují in Náchodsk, on road II/501 near Lukavka in Jičín and on the road near the village of Žernov in Náchodsk. Soon, however, the road became passable.

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The glacier had already formed on Wednesday evening and also on Thursday. on the roads Highlands In Žďársk the situation was worst in the morning. It has warmed up a bit elsewhere, but the roads are still frozen. At night, more than a hundred spreaders were driving in the area, but even on the salted roads there were still slippery spots, for example near roadsides.

Road inside Liberec area were with in the morning Let's proceed with caution, two of them are no longer allowed trucks. The I/10 road from Danwald to Harachów and Poland was closed for them from Wednesday evening until eight in the morning. The third class road to Liberecko via Oldřichovské sedlo has also been closed for almost a week.

Road inside Olomouc region In the morning they were frozen in places, and all roads were passable, but with great caution. Ledovka avoided Jesenic, on the other hand, in Shambarska, they fought with it all night, the dispatchers of the road administration described the situation. All road crew equipment is still in the field across the region, with drivers having to deal with icy roads in Olomouc and Přerovsk.

Studio 6: Traffic problems due to the glacier (source: ČT24)

Planenskill v South Moravian region In the morning, ice formed in some places. Roads were passable with caution, most of which were reported to be wet after chemical treatment Website Administration and maintenance of roads in the South Moravian region.

Studio 6: Meteorologists warn of glaciation (source: ČT24)

Snow warning

According to meteorologists, temperatures in the Czech Republic in the morning ranged from three to nine degrees Celsius in the southern part of Bohemia, eastern Moravia and Silesia, while in the northern part of Bohemia and some parts of Moravia. Only around zero. Due to this, ice forms at places and roads become slippery. But then it turned cold and snowed all over the country.

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But because it had already melted, there is a risk of snow or frost forming over the entire territory, according to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. Snow on snow-covered ground is especially dangerous. A snow warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Friday.

Meteorologists have warned of snowfall

What is the difference between glacier, snow and frost and how do they form (source: ČT24)

An icebox It occurs as a phenomenon like freezing rain or freezing drizzle. During freezing rain, supercooled water droplets (i.e. water droplets that remain liquid even at sub-freezing temperatures) fall on the Earth's surface, or water droplets fall on a subzero surface. In such a case, the water immediately freezes upon the impact of the droplet and a glacier is formed, which, unlike snow, is clear and, above all, often completely smooth. Snow is especially dangerous in traffic for this reason – it's much scarier than snow.
Precipitation that falls can freeze on tree branches or power lines. In extreme cases, especially when strong ice forms, branches can break or entire trees can bend. There may also be disruptions in power supply.

snowball A layer of ice covering the Earth's surface is formed by the gradual freezing of (non-supercooled) raindrops or drizzle on the Earth's surface. When the temperature drops below freezing, ice forms when partially or completely melted snow freezes. Due to the daily temperature, after sunset, wet traces of melting snow collected on the edge of roads often freeze, and in addition to snow, so-called frost is formed in this way. A thin layer of ice is often formed under the wheels of passing vehicles by driving over continuous snow cover.

Source: www.infomet.cz, CHMÚ, www.chmi.cz

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