Heavy snowfall causes traffic problems

Heavy snowfall overnight is reported to have complicated traffic in many parts of the Czech Republic. A pile up on the highway from Prague to Brno caused long delays, trains packed with skiers heading for the Krkonose mountain resorts were delayed by almost two hours after a train got stuck in heavy snowdrifts early this morning and many mountain roads remained impassable for hours despite the fact that road maintenance crews worked around the clock. Meteorologists warn that a similar situation may arise on Sunday morning, since more snow showers and a strong wind are expected overnight. Drivers are warned not to head for the mountains without the respective gear - chains, sand and shovels.