There was a harsh winter in the Karlsruhe region. Snow and ice cause slippery roads and some accidents.
The current freezing cold winter weather and especially the snow has a very special charm to many. Especially now in advent season. But there are also some risks. In Gaggenau, Ortenau and the Pforzheim region, there were few incidents of black ice on Wednesday.
The weather puts people at risk on the go
Freezing rain in the south, snow in the north and storms in the southern Black Forest. This wintry weather poses some dangers for people who are outside. It was especially bad on Wednesday.
The German weather service issued an official severe weather warning of thick black ice in parts of Baden-Württemberg. Due to the heavy rains, an icy layer grows on the roads, resulting in extensive slippery conditions. So says a meteorologist from the Department of Human Development.
Large parts from southern Baden to Upper Swabia as well as the Swabian Jura were affected. The danger was freezing rain. This is much more dangerous than sleet, as it instantly forms a slippery surface on the roads. This explains meteorology. So significant traffic delays were to be expected.
There were many warnings
The Department of Social Development issued a similar warning as it expected light snowfall of up to five centimeters in the north and center of the state by Wednesday evening. Snow should continue to fall Thursday night.
Up to three centimeters of fresh snow and sometimes slippery weather was predicted due to the wet, freezing conditions. According to DWD, gusts of up to 80 kilometers per hour should have risen over the higher elevations of the southern Black Forest at night from yesterday to today. In addition to the fog.
The Baden-Baden fire brigade also urged caution. It advised all citizens to be especially careful when entering icy surfaces. Children in particular are particularly at risk because they easily overestimate the ice sheet, which is still very thin.
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