Heavy snowfall disrupts traffic

Heavy snow is causing traffic complications across the Czech Republic. The situation is reported to be worst in Moravia, the eastern part of the country, where traffic has been seriously disrupted, despite the fact that maintenance crews have been working around-the-clock. The police report a number of chain accidents on the D1 highway from Prague to Brno and have warned drivers not to set out if they can postpone their trip. Long cues are forming on the city’s highways and the Transport Ministry ordered the Rozvadov and Břeclav border crossings to be closed to trucks for several hours on Friday in order to give maintenance crews a chance to clear the roads. Over half a meter of fresh snow is expected to fall over the weekend.