Frozen Danube in Austria, illustrative photo. (Photo by KF/Wikipedia)
The current wave of frost, snow and ice was able to complicate traffic not only on roads and on highways. The extreme weather condition stopped also the navigation on the Danube River, which is a thoroughfare inland waterway transport in the region. In Slovakia, navigation on the Danube between Bratislava and Gabčíkovo remains suspended due to persistent bad weather. The situation is stabilized, confirmed Operational Headquarters for Winter Traffic of the Slovakian Transport Office.
“I am continuously informed about the situation on the Danube,” said Slovakian Minister of Transport and Construction Arpád Érsek. “By the end of the week, the next meeting of the Operational Headquarters for Winter Traffic of the Transport Office will be held to discuss the navigation on the Danube. We are ready to continuing frosty weather. I was assured that the icebreakers are ready,” pointed out Arpád Érsek.
Captains of vessels are obliged to adapt navigation of their ships according to the navigational measures and to follow strictly the orders issued in accordance with the actual situation. Navigation on the Danube is suspended also in Hungary.
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