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Weather chaos in Bavaria: truck accident on the A8 – Autobahn completely closed


Weather chaos in Bavaria: truck accident on the A8 – Autobahn completely closed Created: 12/16/2022, 5:05 am By: Tanja Kipke, Lukas Schierlinger The winter weather also causes massive traffic disruptions in Bavaria on Thursday. The A8 towards Munich is currently completely closed. Snow and black ice: The A8 is completely closed on Thursday morning after a truck accident. Furious weather condit

Weather chaos in Bavaria: truck accident on the A8 – Autobahn completely closed

Created: 12/16/2022, 5:05 am

By: Tanja Kipke, Lukas Schierlinger

The winter weather also causes massive traffic disruptions in Bavaria on Thursday.

The A8 towards Munich is currently completely closed.

  • Snow and black ice: The A8 is completely closed on Thursday morning after a truck accident.

  • Furious weather conditions in Bavaria: Deutsche Bahn had to stop regional transport at times.

  • There were also significant restrictions at Munich Airport on Wednesday.

  • All weather information can be found in our news ticker.

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Update from December 15, 8:51 a.m .:

There is also a red alert in Bavaria on Thursday. You can read all the information in our new ticker.

Update from December 15, 7.45 a.m .:

There was an accident on the A8 in the Dachau district due to the weather conditions (see previous update).

Train traffic is now also partially restricted.

"Due to yesterday's weather conditions, we have a number of damaged vehicles," reports Go Ahead in a press release this morning.

Since Sunday, the British company has been operating on the Munich-Augsburg route, continuing in the direction of Ulm and Donauwörth.

“Go-Ahead Bayern will start train services this morning with significant restrictions,” it says.

  • Allgäu network:

  • RE72 and RB92 run according to the timetable, RE96 does not run

  • Augsburg network:

  • Route Augsburg - Munich: the following train services will be canceled: 57003, 57011, 57015, 57018, 57151, 57046

  • Augsburg – Ulm route: the trains on line RB 86 between Dinkelscherben and Augsburg are canceled except for a few services in the early morning. Travelers should use the trains on line RE9

  • Route Augsburg - Donauwörth - Würzburg: 57203,57210, 57209, 57224, 57171 are omitted, 57211 only runs Würzburg - Ansbach.

    The RB 87 line runs without restrictions.

  • Route Donauwörth - Aalen: runs according to the timetable

Other short-term failures are possible.

“There may still be restrictions in the next few days before the vehicles can be fully used in passenger service again.

It turned out that the vehicles in the Augsburg network in particular were not able to cope with the black ice," the press release continues.

Weather chaos in Bavaria: truck accident on the A8 – Autobahn completely closed

Update, December 15, 6:50 a.m .:

The weather chaos in Bavaria continued on Thursday morning.

The DWD continues to warn of freezing rain and black ice in many districts - especially in the southern and eastern foothills of the Alps.

According to the DWD, there is a “danger to life and limb from suddenly freezing rain”.

Driving and staying outdoors should be avoided as far as possible.

The weather service expects severe traffic delays.

In the early hours of the morning, a truck accident occurred on the A8 motorway near Odelzhausen in the Dachau district.

The truck swerved on a snow-covered road and the trailer overturned.

According to a police report, the A8 in the direction of Munich is "currently completely closed".

The rescue work could take a few hours, it said.

A diversion has been set up, but drivers should also expect waiting times there due to the weather conditions.

In Bavaria, a truck overturned on the A8.

The Autobahn in the direction of Munich is completely closed.

(Iconic image) © Jan Woitas/dpa

Weather chaos in Bavaria: regional trains remain on the open route, several connections are discontinued

Update, December 14, 8:06 p.m .:

Deutsche Bahn had to temporarily stop regional traffic between Munich and Buchloe due to the weather.

Several regional trains operated by the Go-Ahead railway company were stranded on Wednesday afternoon due to black ice, some even on the open route.

"We can therefore currently only maintain operations on the Memmingen - Lindau route and had to temporarily suspend all other routes," said Go-Ahead in a statement.

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Flights canceled at Munich Airport: All clear in the early evening

Update, December 14, 6:18 p.m .:

Passengers at Munich Airport can breathe easy.

"Takeoffs and landings are now possible again on both runways," the airport just announced via Twitter.

The de-icing of the aircraft could also be resumed.

Update, December 14, 5:36 p.m .:

There are now around 150 flights that have been canceled, a spokesman for Munich Airport now specified, “and there can be even more”.

Update, December 14, 5:11 p.m .: Black

 ice in the city – Munich became a slide!

Rain and frozen roads were to blame.

They formed a very thin layer of ice.

The German Weather Service issued a severe weather warning.

The same applies on Thursday: be extremely careful.

Update, December 14, 4:21 p.m .:

Munich Airport is currently informing via Twitter that landings on the northern runway are now possible again, but “unfortunately no starts yet”.

Due to freezing rain, "aircraft de-icing" is currently not possible, it said.

Weather capers at Munich Airport: flights canceled and diverted

Update, December 14, 3:15 p.m .:

The DWD is currently warning of black ice with a red alert in numerous districts in Bavaria (see previous updates).

The freezing rain is now also affecting air traffic at Munich Airport.

For the time being, no planes could take off and land at Munich Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesman for the airport told the German Press Agency that 133 flights had been canceled and 26 diverted.

The entire crew of the airport is on duty with 150 clearing vehicles in order to be able to clear the two runways again as quickly as possible.

However, one is dependent on the help of nature.

"If there is no more freezing rain, such a runway can be used again within 20 to 25 minutes," said the spokesman.

It was initially unclear when this could be the case.

Update, December 14, 2:17 p.m .:

The temperatures remain in the minus range at noon and thus continue to cause black ice and frost.

Red alert including black ice warning applies to several

Districts and cities in Bavaria.

These are currently affected:

Severe weather warning for Bavaria: These counties are currently affected

  • District and city of Augsburg

  • District of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen

  • District of Berchtesgardener Land

    District of Dachau

  • District of Dillingen an der Donau

  • district of Ebersberg

  • Freising district

  • District of Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    District of Günzburg

  • district and city of Landshut

  • District of Landberg am Lech

  • District of Lindau (Lake Constance)

  • Miesbach

    district Munich district

  • City of Munich

  • Mühldorf am Inn district

  • District of Neu-Ulm

  • Oberallgaeu district

  • Ostallgaeu district

  • district and city of Rosenheim

  • district of Starnberg

  • District of Traunstein

    District of Unterallgäu

  • Weilheim-Schongau district

Update, December 14, 10:57 a.m

.: In Munich, all cemeteries have just been closed due to black ice.

Meanwhile, the first accident reports are coming in.

For example, the Isar Bridge in Bad Tölz is currently closed after an accident.

Update, December 14, 10:01 a.m .:

The German Weather Service has extended its severe weather warning to other regions in Bavaria.

In addition to the counties mentioned below, Munich and the surrounding area as well as Augsburg and the surrounding area are now also affected.

The warning app Katwarn has also triggered.

Below is a list of the additional counties affected.

The severe weather warning continues for the previous districts (click here for the list).

It can get very, very slippery in the red areas.

© Peter Kneffel/dpa

Severe weather warning for Bavaria: Katwarn warns for these districts

  • Guenzburg

  • Augsburg (city and district)

  • Aichach-Friedberg

  • Munich (city and district)

  • Ebersberg

Update, December 14, 6:33 a.m

.: The German Weather Service (DWD) has issued a severe weather warning for several counties.

It warns of black ice caused by freezing rain, also known as flash ice.

The severe weather warning of level three of four possible levels applies to all of southern Bavaria from the Allgäu to Rosenheim.

Black ice warning for Bavaria: It can be very dangerous on the roads

The DWD writes about the possible dangers: "Danger to life and limb from suddenly freezing rain." Avoid driving, and it is best not to go outside at all, if only very carefully and in traffic at an appropriate speed.

Severe weather warning for southern Bavaria: These districts and cities are affected

  • Lindau

  • Lower Allgäu

  • Oberallgaeu

  • East Allgaeu

  • Kaufbeuren

  • Kempten

  • Landsberg

  • Starnberg

  • Weilheim-Schongau

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  • Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen

  • Miesbach

  • Rosenheim

First report, December 13, 2 p.m

.: Munich –

Winter is still coming to Bavaria.

At the weekend, winter sports fans were happy about a lot of snow, even in Munich a thin layer remained.

The temperatures have also adapted to the season and the German Weather Service (DWD) in Bavaria has been issuing an official warning of frost for a few days.

Level 2 even applies in eastern Bavaria, "severe frost" occurs here at temperatures between -9 and -11 degrees.

Now the DWD has even published advance information about severe weather.

Weather in Bavaria: DWD warns of black ice – "There may be damage to power lines"

From Wednesday night (December 14), 0 a.m. to Thursday, 9 a.m., the DWD warns of black ice in southern Bavaria.

The districts on the border with Austria are affected, as well as the foothills of the Alps up to Munich.

The reason: "In the night of Wednesday, precipitation will come from the south-west, some of which will initially fall as snow, but will quickly turn into freezing rain." It must therefore be expected that there will be widespread black ice.

"It cannot be ruled out that the freezing rain will last for many hours," the warning continues.

The DWD warns of black ice: There is a risk of ice breaking in the forests.

© Arne Dedert/dpa

“As a result, massive restrictions in road and rail traffic are to be expected.

In addition, damage to the infrastructure, such as electricity pylons and lines, can occur.” Power outages would then be the result.

There is also a risk of ice breaking in forests.

This can cause branches to fall, so walkers should exercise extreme caution.

White Christmas?

Weather expert sees "notorious thaw" coming

Meteorologist Dominik Jung from speaks of "freezing rain and snow" in his latest forecast.

On the Zugspitze there should be -21.8 degrees.

In his forecast, Jung also looks at the weather conditions after the 4th Advent.

In the Christmas week it will apparently be significantly warmer again.

"The infamous Christmas thaw is coming," says Jung.

The cold air masses are being pushed out of Germany, so it doesn't look like a white Christmas at the moment.

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However, the weather map for Christmas Eve still leaves a small spark of hope.

At the moment it looks like cold air masses will come from the east to Bavaria again for Christmas.

So it could snow at least in eastern Bavaria.


Source: merkur

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