Winter service in Stuttgart
Photo: IMAGO/Arnulf Hettrich
Snow and freezing wet conditions have resulted in slippery roads in western Germany - there have been a number of accidents.
There were three accidents with three injured
on Autobahn 8 near Pforzheim in
Several cars and trucks were involved Thursday morning, police said.
The A8 was completely blocked in the direction of Karlsruhe.
When the roads were extremely slippery in
, two men drove their vehicle off the road in Lastrup near Cloppenburg, and the car crashed into a tree.
The 21 and 22-year-old occupants were injured in the accident early Thursday morning and taken to a hospital, police said.
The police estimate the damage at a total of around 10,000 euros.
Several accidents caused by black ice in NRW
The German weather service had issued a slippery warning for the north and north-west of Germany.
Freezing rain and snow also made the roads slippery
North Rhine-Westphalia .
The police departments reported several black ice-related accidents with body damage.
"The gritting services were early in the city and on the highways," said a spokesman for the police in Münster.
"The main roads are currently free, but if the rain gets heavier, we expect the roads to freeze over again."
Nevertheless, road users should continue to be prepared for slippery roads in many places in Germany.
According to the weather service, it can get slippery on Thursday, especially at higher altitudes.
In the night to Friday there is a "general risk of ice".