Wonderful winter landscapes can be seen in the district of forchheim and in french switzerland. The flip side of the white splendor: slippery roads.
Fortunately, no serious accidents occurred. The police, however, had to print out to sheet metal damage. And many commuters were in the morning in the traffic jam.
Who had the possibility, renounced the car and used the snow drift perhaps for a romantic walk by the french picture book winter landscape
for those who did squat behind the wheel on the way to work, the going was slow yesterday. Many commuters were stuck in traffic. There was a crash in rush hour traffic on the A 73 between buttenheim and forchheim-nord. A traffic jam to hirschaid was the result. "The people of upper franconia are just not used to snow", finds jurgen simon of the traffic police bamberg. His tip: just let off the gas a little and keep a safe distance – and the traffic can move along even in the driving snow.
In the eastern district of erlangen/hochstadt and the southern district of forchheim, heavy snowfall in the morning rush hour on monday also led to traffic jams on the roads, some of which stretched for kilometers . The snow was partly frozen to a blanket of ice.
The vehicles came also here only auberst slowly ahead. The morning rush hour traffic jam stretched from erlangen to neunkirchen am brand. Schoolchildren from the neunkirchen area waited up to one and a half hours in vain for a school bus to erlangen. At a construction site in buckenhof, progress was made even more difficult by the single-lane traffic with traffic lights, so that the police had to regulate the traffic at times.
There was a crash near rosenbach
There was sheet metal damage between neunkirchen and rosenbach. Three cars were involved. Nobody was injured. On the steep roads in kalchreuth, adlitz, marloffstein and grobgeschaidt there were repeated traffic jams due to stuck trucks, buses and cars. In one case, even the towing service got stuck in the snow for a short time.
Another car driver caused an accident on the B2 from grafenberg to nurnberg at grobgeschaidter berg. On both lanes there was heavy traffic on snow-covered roads. The car driver wanted to stop his trip and go home again. In addition, it tried to turn over the B2 in spite of the solid line. On the opposite lane he overlooked an oncoming car. There was a collision in which the causer was pushed onto another car. The damage to property was estimated at 1500 euros. Only property damage was caused in the traffic accidents, no one was injured.
Deep in french switzerland, progress was slow. "In the area of the frankische some places could not be reached or could not be reached without problems. Especially on the high near sattelmannsburg, oberfellendorf and hungenberg", reports the district office forchheim.
The head of the ebermannnstadt police department, manfred hanchen, explained: "we have a relatively large amount of snow, but the roads are clear. So far, we have only had one small skid with sheet metal damage on the roads."
Flip side of rush hour traffic chaos – many schools were snow-free. Many teachers also did not make it to their classes on time. From the district office in forchheim it was sung:
"unfortunately, the main snowfall came just at rush hour", says press spokesman holger strehl. The amount of snow was not predicted to be so intense. "For our winter service from the district it was actually a routine operation. At three o'clock the alarm was raised, so that half an hour later the clearing could begin. Before the rush hour traffic started it was already possible to clear the roads completely once." Currently the weather remains unpredictable.
If the snow thaws quickly, snow breakage is to be expected. The construction yard has a special eye on the roads in the district.