snow and ice have caused on Thursday in the morning rush-hour traffic, many problems and delays in Rhineland-Palatinate and the Saarland. The police headquarters Westpfalz reported 22 weather-related accidents, alone 11 of them in Kaiserslautern.

A police spokeswoman in Trier, said: “We have some load, the of the cross.”

Heavy snow has also disrupted the traffic on the airport Cologne/Bonn. Since about 9.15 PM take-offs and landings are possible, a spokeswoman said. Pathways and aprons would need to be cleared. “Our winter service is in continuous operation and gives and gives and gives everything, so that it can soon go.” How many flights are affected, could not say the speaker initially.

Today, to drop up to five inches of snow, the German weather service announced in Offenbach. Especially in the morning, you can expect snow. In the course of the day area is Sunny and precipitation free will then.

In the night of Friday, it’s supposed to snow, then again, in the South, the flakes can be excreted later on, in the snow, rain. Sometimes it can also lead to freezing rain with increased danger of slippery conditions.

dpa