Storms and torrential rain cause flash floods in Central Bohemia

Storms and torrential rain caused flash floods and complicated traffic in the western parts of the country on Monday night. Firefighters in Central Bohemia were out in force pumping water from cellars and gardens, removing fallen trees and clearing roads. In total, 35 emergencies were reported in the course of the night. A section of the D1 motorway, the main link from Prague to Brno, was briefly closed during the night after it got flooded with mud from nearby fields. Traffic police also reported a heightened number of accidents due to the adverse weather.