Neubrandenburg (dpa/mv) - The storm in northern Germany has led to numerous police operations in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The officials had to move out a total of 80 times on Saturday night due to the weather, including 24 traffic accidents, according to the police headquarters in Neubrandenburg and Rostock. The total property damage is estimated to be more than 100,000 euros. Nobody got hurt.
Trees and branches that fell on roads in particular caused traffic delays and accidents in the districts. A tree fell on a moving car near Groß Molzahn (Northwest Mecklenburg district). It was severely damaged and was no longer roadworthy, the material damage is estimated at around 30,000 euros. A 58-year-old crashed his car into a branch that had fallen on the road near Karow in Plau am See (Ludwigslust-Parchim district). His car was also so badly damaged that it was no longer drivable.
In addition, objects were thrown through the air by the wind. On Landstraße 202 in the direction of Gielow (Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district), for example, a traffic sign that had been torn off by the storm crashed into the vehicle of a 23-year-old, in Demmin-Deven (Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district) a garbage can crashed into a parked truck. The empty trailer of a 47- year-old driver near Wismar was thrown into the air by a strong gust of wind while driving, whereupon the car skidded and finally landed in a ditch. Here, too, there was property damage of around 30,000 euros.