Heavy snowfall complicates conditions on Czech roads

Heavy snowfall has continued to cause complications on roads throughout the Czech Republic, although conditions in many areas improved on Saturday. Most major roads were cleared but meteorologists have warned drivers to continue exercising caution as additional snow (up to 30 centimetres) is expected over the weekend. Snowdrifts and also freezing rain have also been hitting parts of the country, including the region of Hradec Králové.

Poor road conditions claimed three lives in separate incidents on Friday and Saturday: two motorists were killed on Friday night, while a 25-year old driver died on Saturday morning after her car collided with a bus near Karviná. Police believe that the driver lost control of her vehicle after hitting an icy patch. Friday alone saw some 300 traffic accidents.

Author: Jan Velinger