Police close roads to overwhelmed Czech mountain resorts

Mountain resorts in the Czech Republic were flooded with tourists on Saturday, despite ski lifts and restaurants being closed due to anti-coronavirus measures. The influx, prompted by snowfall, led to traffic jams and illegal parking in some areas.

Police closed all access roads to Bedřichov in the Jablonec region and another to Pustevny in the Beskydy Mountains. Car parks quickly filled in areas of the Krkonoše and Orlické Mountains and Šumava. Most people went there to cross-country ski, sled or hike.

Author: Brian Kenety