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Weather in Germany: Many accidents in the snow and freezing wet

2023-01-26T08:27:07.794Z

From Baden-Württemberg to Lower Saxony, road users have to contend with slippery roads. The German Weather Service has issued a warning - it should remain slippery.



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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

Baden-Württemberg .

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

Lower Saxony

, 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

in

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".

wit/dpa

Source: spiegel

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