Extreme weather - status report at 5 a.m.
Following the triggering of the 'Extreme Weather' Emergency Response Plan, the consultation cell, chaired by the Minister of Home Affairs, held a second meeting at 4 a.m. to take stock of the situation.
The meeting was attended by: Ministry of Home Affairs, CGDIS, High Commission for National Protection, the water management authority, the highways authority, the army, MeteoLux, Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, the national police force, and the crisis communication service.
CGDIS teams have had to intervene about a hundred times in connection with the severe weather conditions. No-one has been injured; there has been some material damage.
The highways authority has had to intervene 132 times. 13 stretches of road are currently closed to traffic.
CR154 Alzingen – Syren
CR189 Goeblange – Simmerschmelz
CR101 Kopstal – Schoenfels
N8 Saeul – Kräizerbruch
CR176/177 Lasauvage – Hussigny
CR176 Differdange – Roudenhaff
CR118 Consdorf – Mëllerdall
CR121 Blumendall – Reulandermillen
N28 Hierheck – Grousbous
CR306 Vichten – Grousbous
CR101 Lintgen, Route de Fischbach
CR122 Gonderange - Rodenbourg
As far as the weather conditions are concerned, after an initial peak of gusts of winds shortly after midnight, the wind is expected to strengthen again over the next few hours. The public is asked to remain vigilant.
Road and rail traffic is likely to be affected. Drivers are asked to adapt to the conditions and remain vigilant.
The authorities are continuing to keep a close eye on the evolution of the situation. The public is asked to keep abreast of the situation by consulting official sources - www.meteolux.lu, www.infocrise.lu, www.inondations.lu,@infocriseLU, @CGDISlux - and the national media.
(Issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the High Commission for National Protection, and the Crisis Communication Service)