Heavy snow complicating traffic

Heavy snow complicated traffic around the country on Friday, with traffic police reporting an increased number of accidents.

The country’s main D1 highway from Prague to Brno was blocked by stuck trucks for several hours in the early morning and some less frequented roads had to be closed to traffic until maintenance crews could get to them.

More snow is expected in the coming hours and drivers heading for the mountain regions have been warned not to set out without snow chains and appropriate winter gear.