Snow has covered Berlin and Brandenburg since Saturday. The thing that makes children happy and invites them to the first snowballs of the 2022/23 winter season also has its drawbacks. The German Weather Service (DWD) and the Berlin City Clean-up Department warn of slippery roads and sidewalks.
According to DWD, northern Brandenburg and the Berlin region are affected by the cold air mass from a depression over the Baltic Sea. The medium-high influence prevails in southern Brandenburg.
Until Sunday, snow showers are still expected in some areas of the Berlin region to the north, and on Monday night also in the southern half of Brandenburg. There will be fresh snow between 1 and 4 cm thick and soft. It can also get slippery due to the wet, freezing conditions, according to DWD. There may also be local freezing rain Monday night.
Frost stopped initially in Berlin and Brandenburg
It will remain lukewarm at least until Sunday afternoon. According to the DWD forecast, there will be light to moderate frost between minus 1 and 7 degrees. In southern Brandenburg, temperatures can drop to lower values.
BSR also indicates icing hazards. The company announced on Twitter Saturday that winter service will be deployed on the city’s freeway. This is also planned for other important lanes, including bike lanes.
BSR sees itself well prepared for the winter season
According to the BSR, it is well prepared for the winter period: about 2,300 employees with 540 clearing cars and vehicles take care of the winter service. There are stocks of about 13,000 tons of salt, 2,000 cubic meters of brine and 5,000 tons of gravel in gravel stores.
According to the information, the BSR is responsible for winter service on roads including bike lanes and footpaths. There are about 58,000 of them in Berlin. The BSR also indicates that residents are responsible for winter service on the docks.