Heavy snow causes traffic chaos
Heavy snow falls in central and eastern Switzerland has led to several accidents and road delays. Police are advising all drivers to have winter tyres, chains at the ready and above all – drive carefully.
Police in canton Sankt Gallen reported over 50 accidents alone.
The biggest problem was on the A1 around Winterthur. Several jack-knifed trucks blocked the autoroute causing a 30km tailback and a 2 hour delay.
Several bus lines in and around Zurich were cancelled and the northern entrance to the Gotthard road tunnel was closed for a while due to the snow.