Traffic: A81 still closed after pile-up

After several pile-ups near Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg, Autobahn 81 remains closed.

Traffic: A81 still closed after pile-up

After several pile-ups near Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg, Autobahn 81 remains closed. It was still unclear that night when the section between Untergruppenbach and Ilsfeld could be reopened, a police spokesman said.

Yesterday afternoon, 85 vehicles collided at 17 different accident sites. 36 people were slightly injured. According to police, more than 100 people were involved in the accidents. In addition to those directly affected, other vehicle occupants who were stuck in the traffic jam, which was sometimes more than 20 kilometers long, were taken by bus to Untergruppenbach and looked after in a hall.

Even hours later, the police were unable to say with certainty why the accidents occurred. A spokeswoman said in the afternoon that it could have been due to the weather.

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