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Severe Weather in Bavaria: Flight Cancellations at Munich Airport Due to Black Ice Warning

Particularly on Wednesday mornings, caution is advised in Bavaria due to slippery conditions. Munich Airport is therefore canceling flights from Stuttgart to Munich.

These are scenes that are reminiscent of last December: Due to snowfall and the risk of black ice, there will be restrictions at Munich Airport on Wednesday. The background is a severe weather warning from the German Weather Service (DWD) on Tuesday. Freezing rain is expected in almost all parts of the Free State on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The result is a “significant risk of black ice.”

Because of rainfall that sometimes lasts for hours, ice sheets could form on frozen ground – “with corresponding effects on traffic and infrastructure.”

Lufthansa wants to inform affected passengers as early as possible

The airport announced on Tuesday that significant restrictions on take-offs and landings are to be expected at Munich Airport, especially in the first half of the day. Air travelers were advised to check with the airlines before traveling. Lufthansa announced that it had “significantly reduced the entire flight schedule for short and long-haul flights”. Among other things, the airline canceled its feeder flights from Stuttgart to the Bavarian capital as a precautionary measure.

Lufthansa will inform passengers affected by the cancellations in good time and ask them not to come to the airport. It is important that all passengers check the status of their flight before arriving at the airport. Lufthansa wants to “quickly return to scheduled and stable flight operations after the weather improves, which is expected for Friday”.

DWD: “Avoid spending time outdoors and traveling if possible”

The DWD recommends that you avoid spending time outdoors and traveling as much as possible due to the risk of black ice. Drivers would also have to prepare for closures. If you can’t do without a car, you should “carry blankets and warm drinks with you.”

The threat of severe weather not only affects Bavaria’s airports, but also schools: face-to-face classes will be canceled on Wednesday at several schools in and around Nuremberg, Lower Franconia, Lower Bavaria and Upper Palatinate, as the Ministry of Culture in Munich announced on Tuesday. Winter conditions have already led to several accidents with injuries in the Free State.

2024-01-16 18:24:38
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