Following the thunderstorm, the train traffic in the south of Baden-Württemberg was seriously affected and this Thursday evening, between Basel and Freiburg in Breisgau, was completely disrupted. Trees fell on tracks and power poles were damaged by the wind. Additionally, in the Lörrach sector, many roads are impassable. Freiburg im Breisgau firefighters are also on call for downed trees in the city.
A phenomenon known as “Storm Lambert”.
Baden-Württemberg was under maximum storm warning on Thursday evening. Weather services were expecting more violent events. Officials are asking people to avoid travel, park their vehicles and protect anything that could fly. Public events such as concerts or markets have been cancelled. In some cities, firefighters have deployed vehicles at strategic locations. Deutsche Bahn expected major disruptions and advised passengers to postpone their journeys. The validity of tickets for this Thursday has been extended by two days.
The event was christened “Storm Lambert” by the German weather services. The storm has already caused extensive damage in the Rhineland Palatinate.
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