Cold snap causes extensive damages


The arctic weather which is holding the country in its grip has caused damages to the tune of millions of crowns, according to a survey conducted among local insurance companies. The frost is damaging water pipes and heating pipes around the country, as well as rail tracks and power networks. Buses and trucks are having problems with diesel fuel which freezes at certain temperatures and car batteries are failing in the frost. The country’s largest insurer Česká Spořitelna says that since the arctic weather hit is has received 700 claims worth tens of millions of crowns.