On Thursday morning traffic on Czech motorways was complicated by black ice and related accidents. The D10 highway was closed in both directions in a fatal accident, traffic on the D1 motorway near Brno in the direction of Vyškov was stopped by a car accident, and the D3 motorway in the direction of Tábor–Prague was closed by the police due to ice.
An accident involving several trucks closed the D1 highway in Brno in the direction of Vyškov shortly after 7:00 today. The accident happened between exits 194 and 196.which is the busiest part of the highway in the region, Pavel Švab, a South Moravian police spokesman, told CTK.
“The queue of standing cars is constantly growing, unfortutely, it is difficult to choose a detour for this section of the route”, Schwab said. The police have not yet specified the exact number of broken cars. Shortly after 9:30 a.m., the fire department tweeted that the highway was now single lane.
This morning, about five cars collided on an icy road on the D10 highway in Mladoboleslavsk, the highway was blocked in both directions. The accidents occurred in the area of Bakovo d Jizerou and Kosmonos, one person had to be rescued by firefighters, Vladimir Kerekova, spokeswoman for the regiol fire department, told CTK. According to the official representative of the Central Bohemia police Vlasta Sukhankova, one person died as a result of the accident.
Because of the ice, the police blocked the D3 highway in the direction from Tabor to Prague. Because of the ice, the police recorded two dozen accidents in the south of Bohemia in the morning. So far, road conditions are mainly observed in the northern part of the region. South Bohemian police reported this in a report.
“The icy roads are mostly around Tabor, Milevsko and Pisek. We urge drivers to drive with caution.” Jiri Macner, spokesman for the South Bohemian police, said.