Weather: Black ice and accidents in massive elements of Germany | EUROtoday

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As of: January 12, 2024 7:24 a.m

Drizzle and frosty floor make roads slippery in elements of Germany. Traffic accidents occurred in lots of locations in a broad band between Brandenburg and North Rhine-Westphalia. The German Weather Service additionally warns of black ice for the remainder of the day.

Dangerous ice posed challenges for pedestrians and drivers in elements of Germany on Thursday night and Friday morning. The fireplace brigade in Berlin spoke on the net platform X of a state of emergency and excessive capability utilization. All out there ambulances are in use.

There had been a number of visitors accidents in Potsdam due to the black ice, as the fireplace division there additionally introduced on X. Among different issues, a 35-year-old driver was severely injured in a visitors accident between Plänitz and Wusterhausen after she misplaced management of her automotive on a slippery street and crashed right into a tree.

Black ice in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia

Slippery roads and sidewalks additionally hinder visitors in Lower Saxony. An official warning of slippery situations attributable to freezing rain was in impact in a strip between Uelzen and Göttingen throughout the Hanover area to Osnabrück and southern Emsland. Only the north of Lower Saxony was not affected.

In North Rhine-Westphalia, the Münsterland, the northern Ruhr space and the Lower Rhine had been notably affected. In the town of Hamm alone, there have been two dozen accidents on account of slippery roads, with a complete of three folks injured. There had been additionally warnings within the Borken district, in Paderborn and in Münster, the place a farmers’ demonstration with round 1,900 tractors passed off within the night.

The German Weather Service continues to warn of slippery situations

The German Weather Service (DWD) had beforehand warned of an elevated danger of slippery situations on account of freezing moist situations. In Berlin, the inhabitants was knowledgeable by way of the Nina warning app: “Striking slipperiness” was to be anticipated all through the town, particularly on the sidewalks. It was mentioned that folks ought to keep away from avoidable outside actions.

The DWD consultants had additionally warned of the chance of black ice for elements of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. The area between the Harz and the Altmark in Saxony-Anhalt, but in addition the north of Saxony and the southern Harz in Thuringia, was notably affected, mentioned a DWD spokesman.

The German Weather Service introduced that it may be slippery on Friday morning on account of freezing drizzle or snow grit.