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Snow and ice paralyze rail traffic in southern Bavaria

2023-12-02T03:27:59.675Z

Highlights: Snow and ice paralyze rail traffic in southern Bavaria. According to the German Weather Service, the wintry weather will remain for the time being. In the south, heavy snowfall is expected to continue until the afternoon. In Ulm and Munich, passengers had to spend the night on trains. Subways, buses and trams also stopped running in the Bavarian capital. There were numerous accidents on the roads in Bavaria - most of them resulted in property damage. In Upper Bavaria, Lower Bavaria and Middle Franconia, minor injuries were reported.



Status: 02.12.2023, 03:52 a.m.

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Snow and ice are causing traffic chaos in Bavaria. © Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa

Winter has arrived in Germany with a lot of snow and ice. Especially in Bavaria, the weather conditions are causing chaos - traffic on the roads and railways is severely affected.

Munich - Snow and ice have caused chaos on the roads and railways in southern Bavaria. Numerous railway lines around the state capital Munich had to be closed during the night, as Deutsche Bahn (DB) announced. Train services to and from Munich's main station were initially suspended.

In Ulm and Munich, passengers had to spend the night on trains. Subways, buses and trams also stopped running in the Bavarian capital for the time being. There were numerous accidents on the roads in Bavaria - most of them resulted in property damage. According to the German Weather Service, the wintry weather will remain for the time being. In the south, heavy snowfall is expected to continue until the afternoon.

Delays and cancellations

Between Munich-Pasing and Fürstenfeldbruck, between Tutzing (Starnberg district) and Weilheim in Upper Bavaria as well as between Neukirchen and Vilseck (both in the Amberg-Sulzbach district), trains had to stop at the stations due to fallen trees. Rail replacement services could not be offered due to the weather-related situation on the roads, it was said. Delays and train cancellations must be expected.

As a dpa reporter reported, in the early morning hours a train coming from Stuttgart had to be converted into a hotel train at Ulm main station. DB also provided a train for stranded passengers at Munich Central Station. According to a DB spokeswoman, it was initially unclear how many trains had to cancel their journeys for the time being.

The police in the Free State reported numerous minor accidents on the roads. In Upper Bavaria, Lower Bavaria, Middle Franconia and Swabia, however, it was mainly sheet metal damage and minor injuries. Especially in Swabia, smaller roads had to be closed due to fallen trees. On the Autobahn 8 near Weyarn (Miesbach district), a truck overturned for reasons that have not yet been clarified. A lockdown has been put in place. Dpa

Source: merkur

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