Essen (dpa / lnw) - The German Weather Service (DWD) warns of freezing rain and icy roads in North Rhine-Westphalia.

In the west of the country it started raining around 8 a.m., as a DWD meteorologist announced on Monday morning.

In the course of the morning, the precipitation is expected to move east.

In the Rhine and Münsterland, the situation could relax in the afternoon, in the mountains there was a risk of black ice until the evening, according to the meteorologist.

According to various police stations, there were hardly any serious ice accidents on the streets in the early morning.

In Mülheim, however, a 21-year-old was injured when his car hit a tree.

In the Hochsauerlandkreis, the L870 road was closed due to snow drifts and fallen trees.

With the onset of rain, the officials expect increasing disabilities in road traffic.

In the new week, the mild Atlantic air brings warmer temperatures to North Rhine-Westphalia.

From Tuesday, the temperatures in the country will remain in the plus area according to DWD information.

The nights are also frost-free.

The maximum temperature on Tuesday is 13 degrees.

The week will be cloudy and windy.

The DWD predicts strong gusts, especially for the mountainous region.

Rain showers can be expected again and again.


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Forecast by the DWD