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Freezing rain and snow in Luxembourg: weather news by the hour

Last time updated
17.01.24
Фото: Colin Lloyd, Unsplash

Фото: Colin Lloyd, Unsplash

The red alert remains in effect throughout the country. School classes have been completely canceled, but educational institutions and the Maison Relais have taken in children who, for one reason or another, could not stay at home.

The efforts of the road services deserve special mention. They started their work at 4:00 and managed to spread more than 15 tons of salt and reagents. This helped to control the traffic, but only partially. Heavy trucks have only recently been allowed to move and the highways of the Grand Duchy are gradually being cleared.

Most offices throughout the country will remain open until 16:30 due to the bad weather. For motorists, this means that the evening rush hour will be earlier in the day. There are a few ways to avoid traffic: leave work a little later or take public transportation. In the second case, however, you have to leave your car somewhere.

One category of people whose workday will certainly not be shortened are doctors. Since this morning, more than 70 people have been taken to trauma centers in Luxembourg. The extent of the injuries is not disclosed for obvious reasons, but statistically the most common injuries in this weather are fractured wrists, torn wrist ligaments, concussions, bruises and broken ankles.

Bad weather also causes flight cancellations. German airports are most affected, but Findel has also announced possible delays. Check the schedule directly on the official website of the airline. Remember that passengers are not entitled to compensation in the event of flight cancellations due to icing or other weather conditions. However, they can either receive a full refund on their ticket or request a replacement ticket for a similar flight.

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Last time updated
17.01.24

Source: RTL

We took photos from these sources: Colin Lloyd, Unsplash

Authors: Aleksandr, Kadriia

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