DISCUSSION: In the way of the last post which comprised a description of the recent sea-effect snowfall across the Baltic Sea, there was also a second set of sea-effect snow bands emanating off the Gulf of Riga. As a result of this snowy weather is far northwestern parts of Latvia, there were a number of issues with travel along many roadways across that part of the country. More specifically, this snowy weather in Riga, Latvia caused at least 161 crashes on various Latvian roads and at least 26 people were injured. Moderate to heavy snowfall was occurring throughout western Latvia near the times of many of these car accidents. Moreover, the road conditions were so difficult due to the combination of heavy snowfall and strong winds which limited the visibilty. This is just another example which details one of the many reasons for why when roads are expected to become tracherous during any given heavy snowfall event that you respect the natural power of Mother Nature.
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