Magdeburg / Halle (dpa / sa) - After the heavy snowfall, it is important in Saxony-Anhalt to continue to clear the roads and rails for traffic across the country.

At the start of the week, snow drifts had repeatedly hampered the work of the winter services.

Meanwhile, concerns about the homeless are growing, especially given the freezing temperatures.

As a spokeswoman for the station mission in Magdeburg described, mainly homeless people come to protect themselves from the snow and cold.

She referred to a particular emergency, since fewer people than usual are likely to be in a room at the same time due to the corona pandemic.

In the meantime, the evangelical city mission in Halle said that, in view of the onset of winter, people had reported to the warming room, for example, to spontaneously donate to those in need.

A spokesman for Diakonie Mitteldeutschland appealed to society not to avert its gaze from the needy, especially when it is freezing cold, and to offer them concrete help.

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