Up to 15 cm of snow fell in the north of Bohemia, traffic is limited to Harrachov

Up to 15 cm of snow fell in the north of Bohemia, traffic is limited to Harrachov

Up to 15 cm of snow fell in northern Bohemia, traffic is restricted to Harrachov

Cars drive along the road from Vrchlabí to Špindlerův Mlýn, February 25, 2023, Trutnovsko.

Liberec/Ústí nad Labem – Up to 15 cm of snow fell in the mountains in the north of Bohemia and snow showers are still appearing. There may be remnants of slush on the main routes in higher elevations, road officials advise caution. Due to the snow, road 10 from Tanvald to Harrachov and on to Poland remains closed in Jabloneck for freight traffic over 3.5 tons. The restriction should end at midnight today, but according to road officials, it may change depending on the weather.

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“The recommended alternative route for trucks is via the Hrádek nad Nisou border crossing on road 35. We appeal to truck drivers to use an alternative route during the closure and not try to drive through the closed section,” Ondřej Svoboda from the Roads company told ČTK LK, which is in charge of roads in the Liberec region. Traffic signs in Příšovice, Jablonec nad Nisou or Vratislavice already warn of the restrictions.

In recent years, the 18-kilometer stretch of road from Tanvald to Harrachov has been closed for freight traffic, with the exception of buses, every time there is heavy snowfall. A single stranded truck is enough to block the road there. Meteorologists are still expecting snow showers today and more permanent snowfall in the mountains, up to 20 centimeters of snow can fall there. In addition, temperatures drop to minus seven degrees and the roads can freeze. Drivers should be careful on roads of lower classes, where there is no salt.

In the north of Bohemia today, it is mostly cloudy with snow showers, temperatures range from minus one to minus six degrees. The wind blows only weakly. According to meteorologists, similar weather will last throughout the day, temperatures should rise to a maximum of two degrees, and it will freeze in the mountains all day.