Essen (dpa / lnw) - Snowfall on Sunday night in many North Rhine-Westphalian cities resulted in slippery roads, fallen trees and accidents.

In many cases, vehicles got off the track and slid against a guardrail or street signs, as several police control centers announced on Sunday morning.

In Olsberg in the Sauerland, a 31-year-old driver was slightly injured after losing control of her car in a right-hand bend.

The Märkische Kreis reported four weather-related accidents on Sunday morning - in two cases in Altena and Iserlohn, clearance vehicles had strayed from the smooth road and slipped into a ditch.

The drivers aged 73 and 21 were slightly injured.

In Essen, the police recorded 23 missions because of the weather.

In the entire urban area, drivers would therefore have to be prepared for blocked roads.

On Sunday morning on the A61 at the Kerpen motorway junction near Cologne, a truck with summer tires parked sideways caused interference: officials blocked the connection to the A4 in the direction of Cologne.

According to the German Weather Service (DWD), it had snowed nationwide on Sunday night.

At the top, a 17 centimeter high snow cover was reported in Essen, in Wuppertal there was between 10 and 15 centimeters of snow.


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