Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ice and snow chaos in Germany and Austria, uncleaned roads.

Ice and snow chaos in Germany and Austria, uncleaned roads.

Heavy snow in Germany caused great difficulties in transport, and icy highways were hundreds of accidents.
It turns out that Germany lacks personnel and equipment to deal with blizzards.
Services, cleaning and maintenance of the road network to justify why so slow now go clean some highways were blocked for hours.
For two days in Cologne crashes over 1000. Is hampered transport in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland Palatinate, and meteorologists promised more snow and temperatures drop to -15 at night.
Are especially nervous drivers in North Rhine-Westphalia, where fell the most snow, because you have to wait for hours in traffic jams.
In Bonn stopped working for a short time even some bus lines. There was a delay of regional trains and subway.
In Austria, winter situation hinders movement. The snow began to fall plenty last night. Morning because of complicated weather conditions at the airport in Vienna could not land planes.
Accumulated snow reached 15 centimeters, and meteorologists expect snow to reach 40 cm. Experts say every 3 or 5 years for 24 hours in Vienna builds 20-inch snow, and every 50 years for the cover reaches 50 cm 24 hours.
Complicated is the eastern and southern part of the country where the roads are impassable. The risk of avalanches was high in the Tyrol.

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