Fresh snowfall, icy conditions complicate situation on Czech roads

Fresh snowfall and freezing temperatures have continued to complicate conditions on Czech roads. Tuesday morning saw an eight-car pile-up on the D1 highway between Brno and Ostrava, in which two people suffered light injuries. Ostrava has seen daytime temperatures of -15 degrees Celsius. Problems have also been reported on the D1 between Brno and the Czech capital: five cars, also on Tuesday, were involved in a crash near Benešov in which two people were also hurt. Motorists have been advised to exercise caution. Arctic temperatures in the Czech Republic are expected to last for another two weeks.

Author: Jan Velinger