Clean-up and maintenance work underway in wake of heavy snow

Road maintenance workers and emergency crews were out in force overnight cleaning roads and renewing power to thousands of households affected by the snow calamity that hit southern Bohemia on Friday and Saturday. Over 10,000 households were left without power on Saturday and road and rail traffic was disrupted by snowdrifts, fallen trees and a heightened number of accidents. The Český Krumlov, Prachatice and Česke Budějovice regions were the hardest hit. According to local authorities the situation is slowly returning to normal.