The road situation in Zakopianka on Thursday afternoon is very difficult. Parts of the popular route connecting Kraków and Zakopane were blocked around 3.30 p.m. due to snowfall. As road workers inform, trucks cannot cope with hills. Among others, TVN24 reporter Konrad Borusiewicz stood in a traffic jam.
On Thursday around 15.30 the popular zakopianka was blocked by vehicles that, with heavy snowfall, could not cope with the driveways. As he informs General Directorate for National Roads and Motorwaysthe biggest difficulties occur on the national road number 47 between Zakopane and Chabówka (Małopolskie Voivodeship)
Even four hours from Zakopane to Krakow
“Due to the snowfall and increased traffic, there are difficulties on the ramps for trucks. There are congestion in both directions” – informed GDDKiA in a release.
In the village of Piątkowa Góra, trucks blocked traffic towards Zakopane. In the villages of Rdzawka and Klikuszowa, the road lanes in the direction of Krakow have been blocked. As TVN24 reporter Konrad Borusiewicz reported, due to the difficulties it may take up to three or four hours to cover the road from Zakopane to Krakow on Thursday.
Slippery roads in Podhale
– In such conditions, one truck is enough to block the road. One driver who said that he might be able to come to the holidays on summer tires. And that’s enough to keep the others stuck in these traffic jams, reported Borusiewicz.
The TVN24 reporter emphasized that the roads in Podhale are very slippery. And in such conditions, as it turns out, some people came to the Tatra Mountains in completely unprepared cars. There have been a number of accidents and collisions on the roads of Lesser Poland due to heavy snowfall.
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