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Bieszczady – conditions in the mountains. The avalanche risk has increased. Weather 23.01

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The second degree of avalanche risk is in force in the Bieszczady Mountains. Snow has come, in some places in the top parts of the mountains the snowdrifts are more than two meters.

– For several hours above the upper edge of the forest, the second degree of risk (avalanche) has been in force – said on Sunday morning the lifeguard on duty from the Bieszczady Mountain Voluntary Rescue Service group, Jerzy Bujwid. As he noted, “the threat concerns mainly the massifs of the Caryńska and Wetlińska mountain pastures, Tarnica, Mała and Wielka Rawka and Szeroki Wierch”.

In the peak parts – the rescuer reminded – the snow cover ranges from 60-70 centimeters. In places the snowdrifts exceed two meters. On the other hand, in the valleys of the Bieszczady Mountains there is an average of 25-38 cm of snow. – In Ustrzyki Górne, 13 centimeters of fresh snow fell during the last 24 hours, and five centimeters in Cisna. In the morning, thermometers showed five degrees of frost there – added Bujwid.

In the Bieszczady Mountains and the Low Beskids, there are good skiing conditions on downhill and cross-country tracks.

Stay safe on the slopesPAP / Maria Samczuk

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Road conditions

– Slush is present on the roads in the southern counties of the region. It can be slippery in places – said Michał Sarabura on duty from the Podkarpackie Voivodeship Roads Authority in Rzeszów.

Road workers remind that road conditions can change at any time, and that locally, on roads in forests or near water courses and rivers, slippery conditions may occur due to a specific microclimate.

AvalanchesPAP / Maria Samczuk, Maciej Zieliński

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