Fulda (dpa/lhe) – Car and skiers in the East Hessian Rhön can breathe again on Friday after snow and ice had caused significant problems the day before. “There have been no more accidents. All roads are free again,” reported a police spokesman in Fulda on Friday afternoon.

The ski area on the Wasserkuppe also reopened on Friday afternoon after the storm damage had been repaired in the morning, as a spokesman for the Wiegand ski lifts on the Wasserkuppe explained. “Nothing stands in the way of safe skiing and tobogganing at the weekend.”

According to the police, several cars got stuck on the snowy roads on Thursday and stalled trucks blocked the roads. Trees also collapsed under the snow load and fell on a car. Road users were asked to drive around the Rhön area.

Two federal roads remained completely closed until Thursday evening, buses were canceled or delayed. The ski area on the Wasserkuppe was also temporarily closed. Because trees had collapsed and fallen on lifts and slopes, the lifts on Hesse’s highest mountain had been standing still since Tuesday evening.