Offenbach/Fulda (dpa/lhe)Snow and slippery conditions have caused traffic restrictions in various parts of Hesse on Wednesday morning. The police headquarters in southeast and eastern Hesse reported various slippery accidents. In Freigericht (Main-Kinzig-Kreis), a mother with two children had come off the road with her car, with all three being injured. The severity of the injuries was initially unclear.

In Schlüchtern (also Mainz-Kinzig-Kreis) a truck slipped and blocked the exit of a country road, as a police spokesman announced. In Wächtersbach, a car overturned and landed in the ditch - presumably also due to the weather conditions, it said. At Haiger in the Lahn-Dill district, a truck slid into the ditch, the driver was uninjured. According to a spokesman, there were a number of other slippery accidents in the Lahn-Dill district, there were no injuries.

Partly sleet

In various parts of Hesse, bus traffic was impaired. For example, the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) reported weather-related cancellations and delays in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Hochtaunuskreis, Vogelsbergkreis, Main-Taunus-Kreis and in the district of Gießen.

On Wednesday noon there is partly sleet, as the German weather service (DWD) announced. Especially in the mountains snow and slippery conditions are to be expected. In the course of the day, the showers should subside, the temperatures reach in the peak five to nine degrees.

In the night to Thursday, the meteorologists expect some smoothness. Thursday it will be milder at highs of 9 to 14 degrees, after initial cloudiness, the DWD expects loosening. Friday it is often bright with very mild highs of 16 to 19 degrees, at high altitudes up to 13 degrees.