Snow or freezing precipitation

The emergency response plan (PIU) in the event of extreme weather conditions defines the actions the government should take in the event of six weather conditions.

The population should adopt the following conduct in the event of snow or freezing precipitation.

Orange vigilance - moderate snow or ice warning

between 5 and 15 cm of snow in 12 hours or rain below 1 l/m2 in 12 hours

  • be especially careful when travelling;
  • use public transport;
  • keep yourself informed on traffic conditions by consulting the website www.cita.lu;
  • follow any traffic restrictions and diversions closely;
  • facilitate the work of road and motorway clearing vehicles by parking your vehicle off-road;
  • be careful of falling objects;
  • clear snow and salt the pavements in front of your house and avoid blocking water drains.

Red vigilance - heavy snow or ice warning

more than 15 cm of snow in 12 hours or rain above 1 l/m2 in 12 hours

  • if possible, remain at home;
  • only make essential journeys;
  • listen to local radio stations if you need to go out;
  • keep yourself informed on the state of the roads at www.cita.lu;
  • tell someone if you are going out and your destination;
  • prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle in case you have to wait on the road (chains, shovel, blankets, provisions, etc.);
  • follow any traffic diversions and advice closely;
  • be careful of falling objects;
  • clear snow and salt the pavements in front of your house and avoid blocking water drains;

In the event of freezing precipitation:

  • protect your water pipes from freezing;
  • prepare emergency lighting and keep a supply of drinking water.

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