Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Snow chaos on the A2
Drivers spend night in traffic jams
After the snow chaos on the A2 near Bielefeld, the traffic jam has not yet resolved in the early morning. Drivers in the middle of the traffic jam would have to be prepared to spend the night in their cars, said a police spokeswoman. As early as Monday afternoon, trucks got stuck on the highway because of the snow. In the meantime, a 37-kilometer backwater formed that stretched as far as Lower Saxony. The highway was completely closed.
The ADAC recommended driving around the area extensively. All rest areas are busy. According to the police, the situation near Dortmund, where the A2 was also blocked, was a little less dramatic.
Dozens of trucks got stuck on the road in the direction of Oberhausen on Monday afternoon and had to be freed by the technical relief organization, the police said. All traffic is jammed between the Kamen / Bergkamen exit and the Dortmund motorway junction, and nobody can get through. In the meantime, the backwater was ten kilometers long, according to the situation center.
The technical relief organization and the fire brigade took care of the drivers in both traffic jams and distributed hot drinks.