State of emergency in Slovakia due to difficult weather conditions. Some passes are closed for truck traffic

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In 30 villages and 3 cities in the north of Slovakia, a state of emergency was declared due to snowfall. In Sudeten mountains, there is avalanche risk level 4. Truck traffic was banned on several mountain passes.

The Fačkov pass (section I/64 between Nitrianske Pravno and the Fačkovské sedlo pass) is closed for vehicles over 10 meters long.

Following passes are closed for vehicles above 3.5 tonnes:

– Veľké Pole pass (road II/512 Oslany – Cerová),

– Šútovce pass (road III/1774),

– Skýcov pass (II/511).

As reported by the Slovak SSC road managing company, snow chains for vehicles over 3.5 tons are needed on road II/558 Stakčín – Ulič, on route III in the Stakčín area and for of all vehicles on the road II/584 Srdiečko – Bystrá.

In addition, all motorways and expressways monitored by the SSC in the Slovak Republic are open.

You can check the current situation in Slovakia on the SSC traffic information page.

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