Today is the beginning of winter and today it is bitterly cold all over Germany and snow and slippery snow on time.
In Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, there was heavy snowfall on Tuesday night. In Hesse in particular, there were many accidents with several seriously injured people.
The North Hesse police headquarters in Kassel reported 13 weather-related accidents with a total of nine seriously injured by early Tuesday morning. There were around 25 accidents in the area of responsibility of the South Hesse Presidium around Gießen.
In Baden-Württemberg too, the weather caused problems on the roads. Around Pforzheim, for example, the police counted eight black ice accidents by early Tuesday morning.
Due to the slipperiness and snowfall, numerous accidents have occurred on the roads in Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. In the Westerwald, too, some trucks were parked across the night, as the police in Koblenz announced.
In southern Lower Saxony, several vehicles crashed due to black ice on Autobahn 7: On a sloping stretch between the Drammetal motorway triangle and the Lutterberg junction, it crashed at least three times, as a police spokesman said early Tuesday morning.
The northbound lane was temporarily completely closed, the opposite lane was only passable in one lane. According to the police, there were no injuries