Train services were affected in two districts due to heavy storm

The very strong storms that hit Moravia and Silesia this evening caused problems for rail traffic in the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian regions. Trees fell on the tracks and power supply was disrupted at some places. The Mikulovice – Glucholazy – Jindřichov section in Silesia also stops traffic at state borders, due to the flooded road in Poland.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain, according to Czech RailwaysCD) on the X network touched the line between Ostrava and Opava, Ostrava and Frýdek – Místek, Ostrava and Krnov and Jeseník and Krnov.

“The Fire Department of the Railway Administration from Ostrava intervenes in cases caused by heavy rains: branches and trees encroach on the tracks and the lights of the Ostrava Sturt railway station are flooded. The situation is aggravated by the failure of the power supply from ČEZ to the traction line and the impassability of the roads,” said the press release of the Fire Department of the Railway Administration (SŽ). Spokesman Martin Kavka told ČTK. He later posted a photo of the flooded road on the X Network.

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) reported very strong thunderstorms from Olomouc region to Moravian-Silesian region after 20:30. “Expect about three centimeters of hail and heavy rain with winds of around 75 km/h,” forecasters said.

In the afternoon, they drew attention on Facebook to the occurrence of a supercell in the Svitava region with an advance to Olomouc. A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until midnight tonight.

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