Snow slows down traffic in Serbia
Traffic has slowed down due to snow that keeps falling, Automobile and Motorcycle Association of Serbia (AMSS) has announced.Source: B92
There is 45 centimeters of snow at Zlatibor, 34 centimeters at Kopaonik and 50 centimeters at Crni Vrh.
There is up to five centimeters of snow on major roads, The Serbian Roads public company stated.
A Belgrade city’s transportation company (GSP) bus has hit a lamp post in the Dimitrija Tucovića Street. Emergency Medical Service’s Nada Macura told B92 that at least four persons had been injured in the accident that happened around 07:20 CET.
According to her, the victims suffered head and leg injuries.
She also explained that the ambulance teams received several dozens of calls during the night, mostly due to orthopedic injuries.
The most difficult situation is in eastern parts of Serbia and in Vojvodina, AMSS’ Aleksandar Ljubenković told B92.
He advised the citizens not to go drive without winter equipment and unless it was really necessary.
“There is wet snow on some parts of roads, from Horgoš to Feketić, between Beška and Batajnica, there is also snow from Belgrade to Vrčin and on the road from Batrovci to Belgrade. Black ice can also appear due to low temperatures and drivers are especially advised to be additionally careful on routes in mountain areas and near winter resorts where use of tire chains is mandatory,” Ljubenković pointed out.
Belgrade streets have been cleared and traffic is functioning normally. Beograd put public company says that its teams will continue to clear the streets and roads since the snow keeps falling.
Beograd put public company’s Winter Service Deputy Director Dragan Milošević has stated that the company will also clear second priority streets if necessary.
1,200 tons of salt and a special mixture were poured on the city roads during the night.
Milošević stressed that 127 teams had been clearing the snow from the Belgrade streets last night.
According to weather reports, snow will continue to fall until tomorrow.