Snow chaos in Germany on April Fools Day

Many drivers had already mounted their summer tires – Snowplow in continuous use.

Surprising heavy snowfall has significantly impeded traffic on the motorways in Hesse and Thuringia, bringing accidents, road closures and kilometer-long traffic jams.

In Alsfeld a truck slid into two stopped trucks, fully blocking the road towards Frankfurt.

In Fulda county firefighters numerous overturned trees of many roads had to move because of the new snow and strong wind gusts.

In Thuringia, the A73 and A71 had to be partially closed because trucks were crosswise on the road or overturned. Also on all of A4 and parts of the A9 there were problems caused by the snow. According to the highway patrol, many cars were skidding because they had already installed summer tires.

The German Weather Service announced that 13 cm of fresh snow fell in Erfurt in the morning. In the crest of the Thuringian Forest there was fresh snow between seven and nine centimeters. the snowfall .

https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/wetter-201.html

Snow April 1: smoothness in Hesse and Thuringia
Crazy start in April with snow

Hard to believe the pictures in our video.

The most harmful came in the western parts of Thuringia. Eisenach, Erfurt, Gera because it was thick white. In the state capital of Erfurt were 13 cm, in the Hessian Vogelsberg there were 9 cm, 4 in the Rhön and 3 cm in Chemnitz in Saxony.

On the A5 in Central Hesse Alsfeld a truck slipped from the road in heavy snowstorm. The driver was seriously injured. The highway was completely blocked, creating a traffic jam of 10 km in length. Also on the A7 in the district of Fulda were ten centimeters of snow.

See short video:
http://www.wetter.de/cms/schnee-zum-1-april-glaette-in-hessen-und-thueringen-2812568.html

April starts with snow and accidents

In Hesse and Thuringia start April with snow. Heavy snow caused early Friday morning on the highway 5 in North and East Hesse long traffic jams. In Alsfeld a 32 year old man slipped his truck in two standing on the ground trucks, as police said. The driver was trapped in the accident and seriously injured taken to hospital.

In Fulda county firefighters numerous overturned trees of many roads had to move because of the new snow and strong wind gusts.

Thuringia was disabled due to snow, especially in the center and south of the country, said the Regional Operations Centre. It had been surprised by the snow, said a spokesman for the highway patrol in Hermsdorf.

At the airport in Erfurt fell 13 cm of snow, said Jens Oehmichen the German Weather Service (DWD) in Leipzig. In the crest of the Thuringian Forest there was fresh snow 7-9 centimeters.

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/ungluecke/fruehlingswetter-april-startet-mit-schne e-und-unfaellen-14154916.html

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links


3 thoughts on “Snow chaos in Germany on April Fools Day”

  1. This is probably not unheard of in years past. But with all the clamor about climate change/global warming people are probably surprised that “Mother Nature” doesn’t do what the global warming alarmists want it to do.

  2. looks like kids in Germany will still see snow and cold in April 75 years from now – if they survive the next ice age.

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