On Tuesday, 170 sand spreaders were running on the streets of Warsaw from the early morning hours. This is due to the forecast of black ice and freezing rain. The mayor of the capital, Rafał Trzaskowski, informed about the difficult conditions that will prevail on Thursday on roads and sidewalks.
The Government Security Center warned of black ice in the north, east and partly in the center of Poland. The alert was sent on Wednesday to people staying, among others, in the Masovian Voivodeship. “Attention! Tonight and tomorrow (November 22/23) there will be freezing rain and black ice. Be careful on the road and sidewalk. Possible traffic disruptions,” the announcement said.
Spreaders on the streets
As the City Cleaning Authority announced on Thursday morning, sand spreaders appeared on the streets of the capital. “Since 4 a.m., 170 sand spreaders have been operating on the streets where city buses run. This is a total of 1,500 km of the capital’s roads. The rest are being cleaned, among others, at the request of district offices,” we read in the ZOM press release.
The mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, also warned about the dangerous weather. “Warsaw residents, be careful about the conditions on the streets and sidewalks! According to IMWM warnings, dangerous black ice may occur early on Thursday morning,” he wrote on social media.
Forecast for Thursday
The tvnmeteo.pl portal informs that The weather on Thursday in Warsaw will not be pleasant. There will be heavy cloud cover with snowfall, which will turn into rain. Precipitation may be freezing in the morning. Thermometers will show a maximum of 7 degrees Celsius. It will be quite strong and gusty, gusting to 60-80 km/h, west and south-west wind. The pressure is dropping, reaching 993 hPa at noon.
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