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Snow and ice create problems for drivers in Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn spite of several trips coating roads with anti-freeze and clearing them of snow on Friday, 7 December, driving conditions remained complicated in many parts of Latvia in the afternoon.

Cleaning efforts commenced at around 03:00 a.m. on Friday, 7 December. Around the afternoon, 106 snow-clearing transports were dispatched on roads, as reported by Latvian State Roads.

Meteorologists report that intense snowing continued in the second half of the day. On top of that, wet snow and rain also appeared, causing roads to become slippery and covered with so-called black snow.

According to latest reports, driving conditions are still complicated on the following state roads:

Ainaži highway (A1) on the route from Berģi to Tūja;

Valmiera highway (A3) on the route from Murjāņi to Strenči;

Sigulda highway (A2) on the route from Riga to Rauna;

Riga roundabout Baltezers – Saulkalne (A4);

Daugavpils highway (A6) across its entire length;

Bauska highway (A7) across its entire length;

Jelgava highway (A8) on the route from Olaine to Lithuania;

Liepaja highway (A9) on the route from Tīreļi to Grobiņa;

Ventspils highway (A10) on the route from Jurmala to Straze.

Regional and local roads are also slippery because of the snow and rain.

Latvian State Roads reports continued snowfall makes driving condition complicated. 125 snow-clearing transports have been dispatched.

Snowy and icy roads are being cleared and covered with anti-freeze. If need be, these efforts will be repeated. Maintenance work is performed in priority order based on the category of roads affected by weather conditions.

Driving conditions remain complicated in the country’s central regions, Kurzeme and in some places in Vidzeme.


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