Traffic on the line, which is now the main link between Prague and Brno, was reopened on Sunday at around 22:00. It was blocked after trees fell on a section about 200 metres long on the overhead line near Žďár nad Sázavou and Ostrov nad Oslavou in Vysočina. Dozens of trains did not pass through the section.
Dozens of trains pass through the site daily. Czech Railways (ČD) has arranged alternative bus services. All fast trains and passenger trains were affected by the restrictions. Only international trains were diverted via Olomouc, Pardubice, and Česká Třebová.
The wind has caused multiple delays
In the Vysočina region, traffic was interrupted today on several other lines due to the wind. Czech Railways provided an alternative mode of transportation.According to the ČD website, traffic is still interrupted on the line Kostelec u Jihlavy – Jindřichův Hradec. The national carrier has introduced an alternative bus service on the Jihlava – Jindřichův Hradec section.
According to a summary of their interventions, firefighters in the region cleared well over 100 fallen trees from midnight to the afternoon. Road workers in the Highlands cleared snow in the morning with about 20 vehicles. Strong gusty winds are blowing, and roads are passable with increased caution. Daytime high temperatures are between two and five degrees.