Heavy snowfall in Germany is severely affecting the rail and traffic systems. The country’s Meteorological Department has forecast massive snowfall while temperatures have dropped below freezing.
German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony have paralyzed the rail and traffic system. The Rhine River is flooded due to melting rain and snow, while people have been warned to be prepared for an emergency.
In view of the severe weather, German authorities have appealed to the public to avoid unnecessary travel. Two hundred and twenty-two road accidents have been reported in North Rhine-Westphalia alone in the last two days due to this weather.
According to German officials, emergency teams have been formed, which are ready to help the public in case of any emergency. Heavy snow and strong winds are expected in several parts of Germany over the next week.
In this situation, train service between several cities in Germany has been suspended. The public is urged not to drive private vehicles on the roads and to try their best not to travel.
Special home shelters for the homeless have opened in the capital, Berlin, in the face of severe cold. In addition, a more dangerous situation has been warned in southern Germany. Blizzards and strong winds are especially likely in the vicinity of the Alps.