Magdeburg (dpa / sa) - Due to the current weather situation, the Magdeburger Verkehrsbetriebe (MVB) temporarily ceased operations on Monday evening.

Freezing rain made the streets as smooth as glass, said the transport company.

In addition, the overhead lines of the trams were covered with an ice sheet within a few minutes.

The trams therefore stopped at the stops and the buses headed for the depot for safety reasons.

It was initially unclear when the local traffic would roll again.

During the night plus degrees were expected so that the overhead lines could thaw again, the transport company said.

«MVB hopes to be able to offer scheduled tram services again at the start of the day.

Bus traffic should be resumed during the night if possible. "

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