Fresh snow causes Czech travel chaos

Fresh overnight snowfall across the Czech Republic has caused considerable travel woes for drivers across much the country, according to the ČTK news agency. Day-time temperatures around zero Celsius in non-highland regions have left roads wet and slippery. Traffic police reported huge pile-ups on the D1, D5 and D8 motorways, all of which had to be closed for several hours in the course of the day. In the Hradec Králové region, snowfall caused a shutdown of the Náchod border crossing to Poland while the road leading from the town of Vrchlabí to the skiing town of Špindlerův Mlýn is only accessible with the use of snow chains on tyres. There are also reports of severe train disruptions on three lines, Tanvald - Harrachov, Mladá Boleslav -Stará Paka and Horní Lideč – Bylnice.

Author: Dominik Jůn