Snow prompts unannounced block checks in Tyrol, creating tailbacks
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Following two days of block checks, the authorities in Tyrol have decided to apply the measure yet again, explaining their decision was down to overnight snowfall.
On the German A93 motorway in the direction of Kiefersfelden, a traffic jam of 22 kilometers formed this morning in the section between the Inntal junction and the border crossing with Austria.
At the time of publication, live map data shows there is still a considerable amount of congestion in the area.
Aktuelle Regenmengen (24 h)
Timmelsjoch 34 mm
Bad Bleiberg 25
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According to a driver present at the scene this morning, heavy goods vehicles over 3.5 tons are being checked in blocks of 250-300 vehicles and it is forbidden to overtake or park in the emergency lane.
“Surprise again today. Another day of unannounced blockades. In an hour I moved in a traffic jam just 2 km. There’s 16 km more to the border, and the traffic jam behind me is growing ,” said a truck driver who spoke to Trans.INFO’s Polish language service this morning.
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This is the second unannounced block check in recent days. Further checks are scheduled to take place on November 10 and 17.