Frozen rain severely hampers transport around Czech Republic

02-12-2014

Frozen rain has severely hampered public transport in the Czech Republic since Monday evening. Rail transport has been particularly hard hit, with few trains running around Prague, in Central Bohemia and parts of Moravia. Hundreds of passengers were trapped inside trains on Monday night due to frozen overhead lines. No trams are running in Prague or Olomouc. In Brno most trams are operating but practically all the city’s trolleybuses have been halted. Road transport has in the main not been affected. Thousands of households are without power and the number of injuries caused by falls has been higher than usual.