Snow and ice create issues for drivers in Latvia – Baltic Information Community
Regardless of a number of journeys which coated the roads with antifreeze and cleared snow on Friday, December 7, driving circumstances remained tough in lots of components of Latvia within the afternoon.
The cleansing work began round 3 a.m. on Friday, December seventh. Across the afternoon, 106 snow clearing transports had been dispatched to the roads, as reported by Latvian State Roads.
Meteorologists report that heavy snow continued into the second half of the day. Along with this, moist snow and rain additionally appeared, making the roads slippery and coated in so-called black snow.
In response to the most recent reviews, driving circumstances are additional sophisticated on the next nationwide roads:
Ainaži freeway (A1) on the highway from Berģi to Tūja;
Valmiera motorway (A3) on the highway from Murjāņi to Strenči;
Sigulda freeway (A2) on the highway from Riga to Rauna;
Riga Baltezers Roundabout – Saulkalne (A4);
Daugavpils motorway (A6) over its total size;
Bauska motorway (A7) over its total size;
Jelgava motorway (A8) on the highway from Olaine to Lithuania;
Liepaja Motorway (A9) on the highway from Tīreļi to Grobiņa;
Ventspils motorway (A10) on the highway from Jurmala to Straze.
Regional and native roads are additionally slippery attributable to snow and rain.
Latvian state roads report steady snowfall complicating driving circumstances. 125 snow elimination transports had been dispatched.
Snowy and icy roads are cleared of snow and coated with antifreeze. The place applicable, these efforts will likely be repeated. Upkeep work is carried out so as of precedence in line with the class of roads affected by the climate circumstances.
Driving circumstances stay sophisticated within the central areas of the nation, in Kurzeme and in some locations in Vidzeme.