The snowfall in Podhale on Friday decreased, but road conditions are still very bad. Zakopianka is covered with slush in some places, and mud or snow is also lying on local roads. It is very slippery and traffic is very slow.
Pedestrians also have problems with movement, because the snow collected from the roads is deposited on the roadsides. In Zakopane residents struggle with snow on their properties. Shovels, snow blowers and plows were in motion.
According to IMGW measurements at the station located in Górna Równia Krupowa, 43 cm of snow fell in the center of Zakopane, but in the higher parts of the city, e.g. on Gubałówka or Cyrhla, there is over half a meter of white powder. At the top of Kasprowy Wierch in Tatra Mountains there is already 132 cm of snow.
The snow cover is supposed to grow
As IMGW warns in social media, snowfall is forecast, which will increase the snow cover by 10 cm to 15 cm. Wind gusts up to 60 km/h are also expected, which will cause snow blowing
Main photo source: PAP/Grzegorz Momot