Southern Poland hit by heavy snowfall


Heavy snowfall has made life difficult for drivers in parts of Poland’s southern Małopolska region.

Some 20 cm of snow fell in the mountain resort of Zakopane on Sunday, while the nearby Kasprowy Wierch peak, popular with tourists and skiers, now has 65 cm of snow.

Motorists in Zakopane who have not put winter tyres on their cars were encountering problems when driving uphill, Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.

But traffic in the south of Małopolska province was flowing normally, officials said.

A level-two (the second lowest) avalanche alert has been announced in the southern Tatra mountains, with officials warning that steep slopes in particular could see snowslides.