The weather from the morning of March 11, 2023 complicates traffic in the Hradec Králové region as well. During the day, the fire brigade also helped with the rescue of two buses.
Prague – The strong wind mainly caused problems in transport and energy in the east of Bohemia and in the south of Moravia. Firefighters in the most affected regions had to go out to dozens of cases of broken branches and fallen trees. Thousands of customers were without power due to power line faults. Wind accompanied by snowfall also caused problems on railways and roads. 21 passengers were injured in the accident of a regular bus in Svitavy, two of them moderately seriously. Meteorologists' warning of strong winds was valid in the Czech Republic until Saturday 19:00.
It started to blow strongly in the west of Bohemia already during the night and today. The wind reached a speed of up to 90 kilometers per hour, even more in the mountains. The Nová Ves station in Horách na Mosteck recorded an impact with a speed of over 110 kilometers per hour, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ) reported in the morning on the Facebook account. p>
Broken branches and trees uprooted by the wind caused faults in power lines. The energy company ČEZ recorded more than 8,000 supply points without power around 03:00. In the morning, around 7,000 customers of distribution companies ČEZ and E.GD were without supplies throughout the Czech Republic. During the afternoon, most of the faults were repaired, and in the early evening, the last 1,100 collection points remained to be connected.
Fallen trees also caused problems in railway transport, especially in the morning. A fault in the traction line stopped train operations at Jihlava station – a town between Horní Cerekvá and Jihlava and between Jihlava and Kostelec. According to the website of Czech Railways, the restriction there began three hours after midnight and ended after 6:00 p.m. In the South Bohemian Region, trains did not run in the section between Ražice and Tábor and in the section Rybník – Horní Dvořiště.
The weather also caused problems on the roads. In the accident of a bus on the I/43 road between Březová nad Svitavou and Hradec nad Svitavou, 21 people were injured, of which two passengers suffered moderate injuries, the others were slightly injured. There were 45 people traveling in the bus, which went into a field and overturned on its side. “At the time of the traffic accident, there was a strong side wind, it is likely that the weather played a role. However, the causes of the accident are under investigation,” police spokeswoman Andrea Muzikantová told ČTK.
Another bus crashed this morning near Škrdlovice in Žďársk. Two people were slightly injured in this accident. Another passenger was injured in a collision between two cars near Bohdalov in Žďársk. A car crashed into a broken part of a tree in Solnice, Rychnovska. There were no injuries in the accident, the Králové Hradec regional fire department informed.
Due to strong wind and snow, the first class road 10 from Tanvald to Harrachov and on to Poland has been closed to trucks over 3.5 tons since midnight in Jabloneck. Due to heavy snowfall, the mountain road from Deštné in Orlické hory to Orlické Záhoří was impassable in the afternoon. Passenger vehicles and a bus were stuck on the road. The police were regulating traffic on the spot.
In some regions, firefighters had to intervene in dozens of cases related to strong winds. For example, in Vysočina, they had over 60 trips since midnight, most often clearing trees and branches from roads. Firefighters in the South Moravian region also completed a similar number of interventions by the afternoon. They intervened most often in and around Brno. In the Vysočina, the firemen went out to about 70 cases due to the weather.
The strong wind stopped both sections of the cabin lift on Sněžka. This morning the wind on Sněžka reached a speed of around 110 kilometers per hour. The Krkonoše mountain service does not recommend ridge hikes due to strong wind and fog.
South Bohemian region
In the South Bohemian region, railway traffic was interrupted in several places today due to the wind, trees also fell on the roads. The last restriction on the railway ended less than an hour after noon, when traffic was resumed in the section Rybník – Horní Dvořiště. This follows from the information on the Czech Railways website. Firefighters had over 60 trips this morning, their spokeswoman Vendula Matějů told ČTK. According to meteorologists, the wind in the south of Bohemia today can have a speed of around 70 kilometers per hour in gusts.
Firefighters started removing the trees an hour after midnight. In the morning, according to their spokesperson, the situation was calmer.
On the line from České Budějovice to Austria, a replacement bus service ran in the Rybník – Horní Dvořiště section due to a fault in the traction line. According to the railways website, traffic there was interrupted for more than eight hours.
Between Ražice and Tábor, the train crashed into a tree in the section Vlastec – Červená nad Vltavou around 06:00, replacement buses ran there for over two hours. In the morning, obstacles also blocked the railway lines between Jindřichová Hradec and Jarošov nad Nežárka and between Chýnov in Táborsk and Obratání in Pelhřimovsk.
Spreaders were driven at night to today due to snowfall, mainly in the higher areas of Českokrumlovsk and Prachatick. In the morning, road workers drove only in the higher areas of the region, where inert sprinkles are used. Roads in the region are mostly bare, drivers should also be more careful when driving due to gusty winds. This was told to ČTK by the dispatcher of the Road Administration and Maintenance of the South Bohemian Region.
Today's temperatures in South Bohemia are between zero and three degrees Celsius, it may snow in places. The wind should weaken in the afternoon.
South Moravian Region
Firefighters in the South Moravian region had almost 60 exits in connection with strong winds as of 2:00 p.m. today. They intervened most often in Brno and the Brno region, their spokesman Jaroslav Mikoška said on Twitter. Firefighters most often removed fallen trees, but they also went out to a shelter blown away by the wind or a fallen billboard. No one was injured in the incident.
A strong and sometimes gusty wind has been blowing since this morning in almost the entire territory of the South Moravian region. “From three o'clock in the morning, we register an increase in the number of incidents related to strong wind. By 2:00 p.m., we register 57 incidents,” said Mikoška. However, cases also appeared in Břeclavsk or Hodonínsk.
Most trees fell on roads. For example, in Vlkoš in Hodonínsk, firefighters were removing a billboard that fell on the road. In Starovičky in the Břeclav region, a shelter flew onto the road. According to Mikoška, no one was hurt.
Due to heavy snowfall, the mountain road from Deštné in Orlické hory to Orlické Záhoří was impassable this afternoon. Passenger vehicles, including a bus, were stuck on the road. The police were regulating traffic on the spot. After 16:00, the road was reopened, the police said on Twitter. The second-class road II/311 is of regional importance, in the direction from Deštné it is one of the two connections with Orlický Záhoří from the Czech interior. Orlické Záhoří lies behind the main ridge of the Orlické Mountains. The road leads over the mountain saddle near Šerlich.
“After removing the stuck vehicles and the bus, the road has been extended, sprinkled and is passable with caution,” police spokeswoman Iva Kormošová told ČTK.
Roads in the region are passable with increased caution. Traffic during the day was complicated by fallen trees and branches. Snow tongues can form from central locations, and snowdrifts can form in the mountains. In most areas of the region today, there was a strong wind, it was snowing or it was raining with snow. Slushy snow remained in places on the side roads, a layer of new snow lies at higher altitudes. In the morning, there was a layer of snow of up to five centimeters on the unsalted roads in the Krkonoše mountains, the road officials said.
“Due to the strong wind, we have intervened in about ten cases so far. We mainly removed fallen trees from the roads. One broken part of the tree was hit by A car in Solnica, no one was injured. In Hradec Králové, firefighters secured fence panels with advertising that were encroaching on the I/35 road,” they said around 08:00 on the website firemen.
Meteorologists for today in the Hradec Králové Region have predicted cloudy to overcast conditions, occasional snowfall or snow showers in most areas, more frequent and permanent snowfall in the mountains. In the evening from the west, precipitation and later clouds will decrease. The highest daily temperatures will be up to plus three degrees Celsius, in the mountains from minus five to minus two degrees. The wind, which can reach a speed of 90 km/h in gusts, around 110 km/h in the mountains, will weaken from the west in the afternoon and evening.
Libereck and Ústí Region
The roads in the north of Bohemia are passable with caution. It is snowing and blowing hard. For trucks over 3.5 tons, the first class road 10 from Tanvald to Harrachov and on to Poland has been closed at Jabloneck since midnight. Road workers expect that the restrictions for trucks will last the whole day until midnight.
“Depending on the condition of the roadway for trucks and the development of the weather, the closing date may be changed,” said Ondřej Svoboda from the Silnice LK company. which is in charge of roads in the Liberec region.
In the north of Bohemia, several centimeters of snow fell since last night. In the morning, one truck got stuck on road 65 near Rychnov near Jablonec nad Nisou and another on road 35 near Rádelské Mlýn. “Watch out for the ice that is currently forming on the I/10 road from Tanvald to Harrachov, on the I/35 road near Rádelský mlýn and Žďárek, but also on the I/13 road around Práchné and Albrechtice,” said the morning on Twitter ŘSD for the Liberec Region. Because of a fallen tree, road 290 near Poniklá in Semilska was restricted in the morning.
Motorists should also be careful when traveling in the Ústí Region. In the morning, one truck crashed on D8, road 223 in the villages of Výsluní and Kryštofovy Hamry in Chomutovska was temporarily closed due to freshly fallen snow. In the Ore Mountains and on Teplice, snow tongues formed in places. “Watch out for the ice that is currently forming on the road I/27 between Pšov and Blšany, on the road I/7 from Chomutov towards Hora Sv. Šebestián, where the snow is also sticking to the road, as well as on the D8 around Řehlovice,” it said on twitter of the ŘSD for the Ústí Region.
Firefighters in the Ústí Region destroyed fallen trees in 17 cases from the night until this morning, five of them in the Děčín region. In the Liberec Region, there were only a few cases, the fire department reported on Twitter.
According to the forecastaccording to meteorologists, it will be cloudy to cloudy with snow today in the north of Bohemia. Precipitation should stop by evening. The highest daily temperatures will be between minus one and three degrees Celsius in the Liberec Region, and between zero and four degrees in the Ústí Region. It will be between minus five and minus one degree in the mountains. It should be particularly windy in the morning. The wind will reach speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour in gusts, up to around 110 kilometers in the mountains. Snow tongues will form in places from the middle positions, there will also be drifts above 800 meters above sea level.
In Bruntálsk, Novojičínsk and Frýdecko-Místek, roads are only passable with extra caution after overnight snowfall. Elsewhere in the territory of the Moravian-Silesian Region, they are accessible without restrictions. This follows from information from the Directorate of Roads and Motorways.
In Bruntálsk, there are remnants of slush on the roads. A similar situation exists in Novojičín and in some parts of the Beskydy in Frýdecko-Místek. Probably due to the weather, a truck that ran off the road crashed on a slippery road at night in Bruntálsk. No one was injured in the accident. At approximately 09:30, the recovery of the rig began and the road between Bruntál and the Old Town will be closed until 11:30.
According to road officials, a roughly 20-kilometer section of road I/56 from Ostravice via Bíla to Horní Bečva in the Zlín region was closed for trucks heavier than 12 tons in the Beskydy Mountains in Frýdecko-Místek. The road, which is one of the main routes to Slovakia, leads past the Šance drinking water dam. Salt is not allowed there and trucks tend to have problems in the hills. The road is therefore often closed in winter.
According to the forecast of meteorologists, it will be cloudy to cloudy in the region today. Occasional snowfall or snow showers will appear in most areas, initially it will be more likely to rain at altitudes below 400 meters. By the evening the precipitation will stop. Temperatures will range from 1 to 4 degrees Celsius.
Roads in the Olomouc region are wet in the morning due to snow showers and are passable with increased caution. Drivers also need to be careful due to gusty winds. In the northern parts of the region, there are sometimes remnants of snow slurry after chemical treatment on the roads at higher elevations. On the sections maintained by sprinkling, there are remnants of plowed snow, as well as a dusting of newly fallen snow. This follows from the data of the Directorate of Roads and Highways of the Czech Republic.
The region is cloudy with snow or mixed showers this morning. Temperatures range from minus three to five degrees Celsius.
Firefighters have been responding to 14 incidents since Friday evening in connection with strong winds, mainly involving fallen trees and branches. According to the spokesman for the fire department, Radek Buryánek, nothing serious has happened in the region so far.
According to the forecast of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, it will be cloudy to cloudy today in the Olomouc region, there should be snow showers in most areas, mixed in lower areas, or there could be rain. Precipitation should taper off in the afternoon. Temperatures should be one to four degrees Celsius, minus six to minus two degrees in the mountains. There should be wind with gusts of 15 to 25 meters per second, up to 30 meters per second in the mountains. The wind should decrease in the evening. In the morning and early morning, ice could occasionally form from central locations. There could be tongues of snow at higher altitudes.
In the Pardubice region, there is slush on the roads at higher altitudes in some places, where there is no salt, a layer of new snow remains. It snowed or rained with snow in the morning in most of the region with strong winds. From the middle positions, tongues of snow can form in places, and snowdrifts can also form on the mountains. For example, fallen trees and branches can complicate traffic on secondary roads around Hlinsko, and there is also a risk of ice. This emerged from the current information of road officials and meteorologists.
“Wind and snow are complicating the situation in the entire Pardubice region. We have recorded 12 traffic accidents since this morning. The worst is the situation in the Svitavy district. So far, all of them have resulted in no or only minor injuries. ” said the firemen today around 09:00.
The morning was cloudy in the region, with snow in most areas, temperatures varied from minus two degrees Celsius to zero.
Meteorologists are predicting cloudy to cloudy conditions for today's Pardubice region, occasional snowfall or snow showers in most areas, more frequent and permanent snowfall in the mountains. In the evening from the west, precipitation and later clouds will decrease. The highest daily temperatures will be up to plus three degrees Celsius, in the mountains from minus five to minus two degrees. The wind, which can reach a speed of 90 km/h in gusts, around 110 km/h in the mountains, will weaken from the west in the afternoon and evening.
Traveling in the Highlands was made difficult by strong wind and snow overnight. Firefighters had around 70 trips, most often clearing trees from roadways. This is according to their website. The police received reports of three dozen traffic accidents, most of which happened in the morning. An hour before noon, 1,100 customers were without electricity in this region, the restoration of electricity supplies in all affected regions was announced by the company EG.D from the E.ON group after 17:00. Meteorologists' warning of strong to very strong winds is valid in Vysočina until 7:00 p.m. today.
Due to the effects of the windy weather, traffic on the railway was interrupted in three sections. Repairs to the traction line in Jihlava took the longest. Replacement buses ran in sections from Jihlava to Rantířov and Kostelka. According to the website of Czech Railways, the restriction there started three hours after midnight and ended after 6:00 p.m.
On the line between Obratání in Pelhřimovsk and Chýnov in Táborsk, a train stopped in the morning in front of a fallen tree, traffic was interrupted for more than an hour. The section Horní Cerekev – Dobrá Voda near Pelhřimov was closed for nearly two hours in the morning due to a tree in the track.
A tanker carrying milk overturned on its side near Přibyslav in Havlíčkobrodsk before 6:30 a.m. The driver was trapped, but was not injured, said fire department spokeswoman Petra Musilová. A bus crashed near Škrdlovice in Žďársk this morning, according to the police, two people were slightly injured. Another passenger was injured in a collision between two cars near Bohdalov in Žďársk. Before noon and then for an hour and a half in the afternoon, road 38 near Štoky in Havlíčkobrodsk was impassable due to the recovery of the truck.
The road workers' spreaders started driving three hours after midnight due to the snowfall. In some hills, trucks could not go out during the day, the wind blew snow onto the roads. Later in the afternoon, according to the regional administration and maintenance dispatcher, the wind weakened a bit and the showers decreased.
On Sunday night, according to meteorologists, it should be partly clear to almost clear in Vysočina, with the lowest temperatures being three to six degrees below zero. There may be ice in places. The wind should continue to weaken.
Drivers in the Zlín Region should be careful this morning due to snow showers and gusty winds in places. The roads are mostly bare and wet and are passable with extra care. In the Vsetín region, road officials warned of possible ice formation early in the morning. This follows from the data of the Directorate of Roads and Highways of the Czech Republic.
In the Zlín Region this morning, most of the area was cloudy with rain or snow showers. There was a strong, changeable wind in places. Temperatures in different parts of the region ranged from minus two to five degrees Celsius.
According to the forecast of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, it will be cloudy to cloudy today in the Zlín region, there should be snow showers in most areas, and mixed ones in lower areas . Precipitation should taper off in the evening. Temperatures should be two to five degrees Celsius. Vát should have strong winds with gusts of 15 to 20 meters per second, the wind should partially weaken in the evening. In the higher areas of Vsetínsk, tongues of snow can form.