Status: 05.12.2023, 07:57 a.m.
By: Klaus-Maria More
Several icy accidents after freezing rain have paralyzed the A99. The police have completely closed the highway in both directions – from north to south.
Munich – The A99 from the Munich-Nord junction (A9) to the Munich Süd junction (A8) is completely closed in both directions. The closure this morning was necessary because there were various icy accidents on the entire route after freezing rain. This is currently reported by the police. At the moment, the emergency services can say little about the number of accidents and whether there are any injuries. Currently, rescue is being carried out and then the road is being cleared again to such an extent that traffic can be resumed.
Flash ice triggers many accidents in a very short time. Here is an archive picture from December 2022. © Bernd März/Imago
Mass accidents after freezing rain on A99: Motorway totally closed - chaos in rush hour traffic
This would be urgently needed, because Munich is currently experiencing a veritable traffic gridlock. Presumably, many commuters have switched to cars because of the still non-running S-Bahn. This fact and the completely closed A99 colors all Munich access routes dark red in the current rush hour. Especially on the A995, the A9 and the A8 (all in the direction of Munich) a long backlog is currently growing.