Heavy snow has interrupted the traffic on the Cologne/Bonn airport on Thursday. Since about 9.15 PM take-offs and landings are possible, a spokeswoman said.

pathways and aprons would need to be cleared. “Our winter service is in continuous operation and gives and gives and gives everything, so that it can soon go,” said the spokeswoman. The duration of the blocking was, therefore, uncertain. Until 10.30 a.m. had to be canceled according to the airport, nine flights, including six take – offs and three landings. A total of 214 flights are on Thursday.

on Twitter, the airport keeps its customers informed:

In the southwest and West of Germany had used in the Morning again heavy fall of snow. Already on Wednesday there had been in the Western half, in many places, extensive snowfall.

Not only in North Rhine-Westphalia suffering travellers under winter weather: In the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Saarland have snow and ice caused morning rush-hour traffic, many problems and delays. The police headquarters Westpfalz reported 22 weather-related accidents, eleven of which is in Kaiserslautern. A police spokeswoman in Trier, said: “We have some load, the of the cross.”

On Thursday should drop up to five inches of snow, reported the German weather service in Offenbach. Especially in the morning, you can expect snow. In the course of the day area is Sunny and precipitation free will then.

In the night of Friday, it’s supposed to snow, then again, in the South, the flakes can be excreted later on, in the snow, rain. Sometimes it can also lead to freezing rain with increased danger of slippery conditions.

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