The first frost, now, with the announced rain, black snow may continue. Police were urged to be vigilant. There have already been some accidents – dozens of cars collided with each other south of Botsdam.
H.ennigsdorf (dpa / bb) – Brandenburg Police have warned of black ice on the streets. Only individual sections of motorways or roads are still affected, but a spokesman for the Situation Center said Monday afternoon that the situation could change rapidly with the onset of rising temperatures and rain. Black snow is expected on Tuesday, according to the German Meteorological Agency (DWD). It can be caused by frostbite or frostbite. In the next course it heats up again.
Dozens of vehicles collided head-on with each other on Monday morning in the Nuthetal Motorway Triangle (Potsdam-Mittelmark district) south of Potsdam. Police estimate that there were a total of 13 accidents involving 30 vehicles on 115 Federal Motorways between the Nuthetal Triangle and the Charmond Junction in the Berlin direction. On the other hand there were five accidents involving ten vehicles.
Three people were reported injured and the condition of two of them is reported to be critical. The seriously injured were a 16-year-old and a 38-year-old truck driver. According to initial findings, the cause of the accidents was the failure of a maneuver to overtake on the way to Berlin. Eventually, the road came to a standstill, followed by several rear collisions. The highway was closed for several hours. A rescue helicopter was also used. There were significant traffic jams and setbacks, especially in the direction of Berlin.
In the Oberhavel district, five accidents occurred on a slippery winter road. Two of them were injured. In Hennigsdorf, a 25-year-old man lost control of his vehicle while driving too fast in a foggy winter. Police said the car veered off the road and crashed into a tree. The driver and his 34-year-old passenger have been admitted to hospital with minor injuries. At the same place, two cars collided on a slippery road. According to police, the 41-year-old driver did not adjust his speed to the weather.
The 38-year-old driver got off the lane in the icy winter due to his improper driving style in Nieder Neundorf, northwest of Berlin. The car crashed into the garden fence, no longer ready to drive.
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