Snow Updates (December 2, 2010)

by Sam Beckwith

9:25am: Journalist/blogger Grant Podelco (@grantpodelco) is snowed in at his home in the village of Černý Vůl, just to the north of Prague. (Source)

9:00am: Motorists are advised to avoid Kbelská street (Prague 14), Průmyslová street (Prague 10) and the Jižní spojka between Michelská street and the Lanový most bridge (Prague 4), all of which have been brought to a virtual standstill. Strahov tunnel should now be open again in both directions, however. (Source)

8:41am: Aktuálně.cz user Anna Bartošová reports major traffic jams in Horní Měcholupy in the direction of Skalka and Háje, and also says that trams aren’t running from Hostivař. (Source)

8:21am: Aktuálně.cz’s Pavel Tomášek says he had no problems using public transport in Prague 6 this morning. (Source)

8:05am: Strahov tunnel is currently closed in the direction of Prague 6, following a bus crash. No injuries reported. (Source)

8:00am: České dráhy, the Czech national rail operator, has extended its “state of calamity” until 10am. There are problems nationwide but the Liberec, Olomouc and Přerov regions in the north of the country are particularly badly affected. (Source)

7:37am: Trams and buses not running according to timetable this morning; metros running more frequently to compensate. Expect delays on the way into work.

DPP has a special phone line (Czech only, I’d assume) for information on disruption to public transport in the city: 296 191 817

Ruzyně airport was closed last night but has since reopened.

Sam Beckwith

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