Snow in the area: soap, trucks stuck, cars on the roof. Road workers expect a hard night

The situation with the weather conditions also led to numerous traffic accidents, which fortunately passed without serious injuries in the evening.

A bus crashed on a slippery road, several cars ended up skidding on the roof.

“In Pozlovice in the Zlín region, the bus partly fell into a ditch. In Kvasice, in the Kroměříž region, firefighters helped to free the stuck driver. In Újezdec in Uherskobrodsko, the car overturned on the roof s is found. Fortunately, this menacing accident went unnoticed. There was also a traffic accident in the village of Police, in the Vsetín region, where a car ended up on its roof. Even this accident is passed unnoticed. And the accident of two passenger cars in the area of ​​Vsetín, in the village of Jablůnka, ended without injuries, ”said Lucie Javoříková, spokeswoman for the ZLK fire brigade.

According to the dispatcher for the administration and maintenance of roads in the Zlín region, Ladislav Váni, the roads in the Zlín region were passable, although some with increased caution.

“The weather has added a bit, we already have not only spreaders but also tractors, a total of 16 spreaders and 15 tractors. We try to have the spreader at one end of the circuit, the tractor at the other to that they cover the whole circuit”, explained Ladislav Váňa in the evening.

He added that the technology will be in operation on the roads of the Zlín region throughout the night. “Even though it’s supposed to stop snowing at midnight, the roads will be cleared until the morning hours,” the dispatcher said.

Wallachia: navigability at the limit

According to Bohuslav Barbořák, the dispatcher for administration and maintenance of roads in Wallachia, 9 spreaders and two blade tractors were on the roads in Wallachia.

“Now that after 2 p.m. it has started to snow heavily, a new layer of snow 5 to 10 centimeters high is forming on the roads. The passability on some roads is at the limit, especially on the second and the other classes, in higher, mountainous places, somewhere in those places, they’re literally like soap,” the dispatcher said.

According to him, first-class roads are chemically treated. He recalled that the work of road workers in the afternoon was also hampered by the fact that there was heavy traffic on the roads of Wallachia.

Kroměříž region: blocked trucks

In the Kroměříž region, highways and first-class roads were passable on Thursday evening after the spraying of chemicals. Petr Šimek, the dispatcher for road administration and maintenance in the Kroměříž region, informed the daily about this. He added that all of their available gear was hitting the roads in the morning.

“It’s a total of 12 spreaders and 11 borrowed tractors with blades,” the dispatcher calculated.

According to him, the traffic problems on the roads in the Kroměříž region were caused by stuck trucks, for example between Střílky and Koryčany.

“Two and three roads are passable with increased caution,” recalled Petr Šimek.

Slovácko: A nocturnal wave awaits

Road technicians in Slovakia should also have all the equipment available until the morning hours.

“We have all the equipment on the roads in the whole district, all the spreaders. So far, all the roads are passable. The tractors are also helping the spreaders. It is currently snowing more in the White Carpathians around Starý Hrozenkov and Strání In the evening, however, we expect an even heavier wave of snowfall, “said Deník Jaroslav Miča, production assistant of the administration and maintenance of roads in Slovácko.

According to him, drivers must drive very carefully. The road administration and maintenance in Slovácko has 17 spreaders for the whole district, as well as 12 tractors for the Uherské Hradiště region and 13 tractors for the Uherské Brod region.

Warm up next week

“Thursday will likely bring the heaviest snowfall to the lower reaches by Christmas. While in the western half of the region, snowfall will weaken and temporarily stop over the afternoon, to the east, the region will be permanent and heavy in places and will attack and weaken during the second half of Friday night into Friday morning.
In the southeast, the area can be attacked by up to about 20 centimeters of heavy wet snow and there is a risk of a snow disaster,” said Dagmar Honsová from Meteopress.

She added that motorists in the eastern part of the territory can count on traffic complications.

“From Friday afternoon there will be snow showers in the mountains in places, rarely elsewhere. However, drivers should be careful – they can sometimes form freezing fog in the morning. Frost and icy places on the roads. The third weekend of Advent will also bring real wintry weather – it will start to warm up next week. Snowfall will be replaced by rain in the lower positions and watch out for freezing precipitation in some places,” said specified the meteorologist.

In the morning, the police reported the highest number of traffic accidents related to heavy snowfall in the Zlín region.

“From the morning until 1:00 p.m., police officers in the Zlín region recorded a total of 24 traffic accidents. Two reported minor injuries. The worst situation occurred in the Zlín region, where 13 accidents The most favorable situation is in the region of Vsetín, where the police have only dealt with two traffic accidents since the morning. minor injuries, the other accidents took place without injuries, ”spokeswoman Monika Kozumplíková said in the morning.

Today, up to 25 centimeters of snow can fall in the south of the region

Columns and summer tires

“Drivers should not be on the road unless they have winter clothing. The basis is a winter change and other necessary equipment in this weather,” their spokesperson reminded the fire department. .

According to drivers who drove Thursday on the road between Vsetín and Valašský Meziříčí, for example, they encountered a huge convoy here. This was dominated by the driver on fully worn summer tires.

“Today will likely bring the most snowfall to the lower positions by Christmas. While in the western half of the territory snowfall will ease and temporarily stop during the afternoon, in the east the territory will be permanent and heavy in places and will attack and weaken during the second half of Friday night, stopping during the morning of Friday. ‘about 20 centimeters of wet and heavy snow and there is a risk of a snow disaster,” said Dagmar Honsová of Meteopress.

She added that drivers in the eastern half of the territory had to reckon with traffic complications.

“From Friday afternoon there will be snow showers in the mountains in places, rarely elsewhere. However, drivers should be careful – they can sometimes form freezing fog in the morning. Frost and icy places on the roads. The third weekend of Advent will also bring real wintry weather – it will start to warm up next week. Snowfall will be replaced by rain in the lower positions and watch out for freezing precipitation in some places,” said specified the meteorologist.

Heavy snowfall also hit Wallachia on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Today, up to 25 centimeters of snow can fall in the south of the region

They are waiting for a difficult change

The predictions of meteorologists came true and Wallachia also received a heavy snowfall announced during the day. It complicated transport to several places – for example to Syrákov on the border of Wallachia and Zlín or between Vsetín and Valašský Meziříčí.

The employees of the Administration and Maintenance of Wallachian Roads have sent the maximum of technology into the field;

“There is currently a whole shift in the field, we also called blade tractors. According to the forecast, it will snow all night, it will be difficult,” Kořistka said before 4 p.m. today.

According to him, the first-class roads are loose and wet, with some remnants of snow. Motorists may encounter problems on hills or in areas where chemical road treatment cannot be used – only snow removal or inert spreading.

Morning problems in Skavsko

The first snowflakes fell in the Kroměříž area in the early morning, so road workers have been on the lookout since the morning. “We sent the cars at six in the morning. The first went to Střílecko, and then we drove continuously around the whole district,” said Vladimír Ivan, production assistant for the administration and maintenance of the roads (SÚS) of the Kroměříž region.

According to him, the snow in no way complicates the transport.

“I’m in the field now, I’ve been through Morkovsko and back to Kroměříž. The chemically maintained roads are bare and wet. Those maintained with an inert dusting, there is a small layer of snow, half to one centimeter, so there are no problems yet, ”described Vladimir Ivan in the morning.

Troubles were in the Skavsk in the morning.

“There were trucks or lorries left. At the same time, they are advised against going there at all in winter, but they don’t respect it. So we just dumped them,” the MP added.

All the technology is out. But individuals and agricultural cooperatives are also ready.

“There are a number of first class road ready spreaders as well as two and three, and they are all gone. We also have co-negotiated coats with individuals and co-ops. “were not needed yet, because there is not much snow yet. So far so good,” said Vladimír Ivan.

Up to a quarter meter of snow

According to the forecast of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, the weather will be cloudy in the Zlín region today, with snow from the south, sometimes even heavier. Seven to 15 centimeters of snow can fall, sometimes even 15 to 20 centimeters, especially in the southern part of the region. Afternoon highs are expected to be between minus two and plus one degrees Celsius. The wind will be light.

Meteorologists also expect new snow to complicate traffic and there may be damage to trees and forest stands (possibility of breakage) or power line wires. At the same time, they also recommend limiting car travel. If driving is necessary, drivers should follow traffic information and expect to extend driving time. They should also not forget winter equipment, snow chains and tools to possibly recover the vehicle.

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