Slippery roads in many places across Latvia Friday

On Friday morning, icy roads in Latgale, Zemgale and Vidzeme make it difficult to drive on the country's main and regional highways, Latvijas Valsts ceļi (Larvian State Roads, LVC) says. 

Slippery road sections are being sprinkled with anti-slip materials by 63 units of winter service equipment. 

Difficult driving conditions on the country's main highways are:

  • Vidzeme highway (A2) from Vangaži to Augšlīgatne, from Vireši to Veclaicene;
  • Valmiera highway (A3) from Ragana to Brasla bridge
  • Daugavpils highway (A6) from Skrīveri to Nīcgale;
  • Jelgava highway (A8) from Olaine to Meitene;
  • Liepāja highway (A9) from Kagii to Apšupe intersection;
  • highway Jēkabpils–Rēzekne–Ludza–Russian border (Terehova) (A12) along the entire route;
  • highway Russian border (Grebneva)–Rēzekne–Daugavpils–Lithuanian border (Medumi) (A13) from Spogi to Bērzgale;
  • Rēzekne bypass road (A15) along the entire route;
  • regional highway Tīnūži–Koknese (P80) from Koknese to the Skriveri turn.

Driving conditions are difficult on regional roads due to icing in the vicinity of Aizkraukle, Alūksne, Balvi, Cēsis, Dobele, Gulbene, Krāslava, Limbažu, Madona, Ogre, and Jēkabpils. 

Drivers are advised to choose a speed appropriate to the condition of the road surface and leave plenty of distance to vehicles in front. With low air temperatures expected through the weekend, many roads will stay slippery so continued caution is advised.

You can see LVC's live interactive map of the state of roads across the country here.

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