Red Alert: The government has announced a red alert and state of emergency for Wednesday, January 17
Luxembourg - January 16, 2024
This Wednesday, 17 January 2024, Luxembourg is under a red alert due to heavy snowfall and icy conditions. The Luxembourg Crisis Unit advises residents to stay at home if possible. The Luxembourg Meteorological Organization predicts significant freezing rain across the country, accompanied by a snowfall ranging from 15 to 20 centimeters.
The precipitation is expected to transition from rain to freezing rain between 6 am and late afternoon. In response to the severe weather conditions, the Ministry of Education, Children, and Youth has granted exemptions to elementary and high school students, as well as those attending specialized educational skill centers.
However, schools, high schools, specialized skill centers, and educational structures (such as kindergartens, relay houses, school dormitories, etc.) will remain open to accommodate students who need to attend. Reception services will be provided during class hours.
All school buses, including Mobibus and Adapto, will not be in operation tomorrow.
Please note that travel to France is prohibited for trucks weighing more than 7.5 tons after midnight.
Stay at home if possible.
Limit travel to essential trips only.
Listen to local radio stations for updates if travel is necessary.
Inform loved ones of your movements and destination.
Equip your vehicle with essential items (chains, shovel, blanket, provisions, etc.) if expecting to be on the road.
Strictly adhere to traffic deviations and instructions.
Protect yourself from slips and falls.
Clear sidewalks in front of your home and use salt; avoid blocking drainage channels.
Facilitate the movement of emergency service vehicles, especially by parking your vehicle outside traffic lanes.
Approximately thirty traffic routes will be closed tomorrow due to winter conditions. The list of closed routes is as follows:
N27C between N27 and CR316
CR101 Schoenfels – Gosseldange
CR105B between N12 and CR105
CR105 Gaichel – Eischen
CR119 between N11 and Stafelter
CR120 Rollingen – Schoos
CR122A/B Wormeldange – Wormeldange-Haut
CR125 Walferdange – Stafelter
CR126B Senningerberg – Hostert
CR130 Godbrange – Koedange (Schiltzberg)
CR147 between Roodt and CR145
CR148A between Asselbur and N28
CR155 Filsdorf – Altwies
CR174 Differdange – Hussigny (France)
CR176 Lamadelaine – Vesquenhaff
CD176A between CR176 and Lasauvage
CR181 Bridel – Bereldange
CR189A Septfontaines – Goeblange
CR215A Rollingergrund (N55) – Bridel
CR226 Bonnevoie – Itzig
CR226 Contern – Syren
CR316 Mecher – Kaundorf
CR323 Lellig – Holzthum
CR337 between Beesleck and the Belgian border
CR351 Diekirch – Erpeldange
CR356 Ermsdorf – Savelborn
CR356B Folkendange – Reisermillen
CR364 Dillingen – Beaufort
CR376 between Grindhausen and CR339
CR377 intersection between N7 and Brandenbourg
CR379 Michelau – Flebour
CR363 Weiswampach – Belgian border
For those with the option of remote work, Wednesday would be an ideal day. Kindly share this news with all neighbors and friends. Additionally, a slight increase in snowfall is expected for Friday, but we anticipate a calming trend before the approaching weekend, with a temperature drop to -8 degrees Celsius on Saturday, according to the latest forecasts.