Polish News Translated - Poznan June 3

By Bethany HuffJune 3, 2024

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Editor's Note: These are courtesy translations of local news provided by the U.S. Army Garrison Poland Public Affairs team for the benefit the military community stationed here. Views or opinions are not endorsed by USAG Poland or the U.S. Army.

Farmers' Protest Anticipated, Potential Disruptions Foreseen

Concerns arise as farmers prepare for a protest scheduled for June 4, in Poznań. The demonstration is expected to cause disruptions in the city center, prompting authorities to advise residents to plan accordingly.

The primary gathering is slated to occur in front of the Wielkopolska Voivodship Office on al. Niepodleglosci, with the peak of activity anticipated between 10:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. A secondary protest on Roosevelta street, scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is also expected to impact traffic, particularly between the Teatralny Bridge and the Kaponiera roundabout.

Police presence will be heightened to ensure the safety of protesters and bystanders, with officers tasked with securing the route for agricultural tractors. Commuters are advised to expect delays, especially on routes leading into Poznań from surrounding towns.

Renovation of Track Prompts Transit Changes

On June 8, 2024, residents of Poznań can expect the return of trams to Dąbrowskiego and Kraszewskiego streets after a hiatus due to ongoing track renovations. Simultaneously, further track constructions will commence within the city, necessitating significant alterations to transportation routes.

In response to the urgent need for repairs at the intersection of Roosevelta and Bukowska streets, the Municipal Transport Company announced modifications to tram and night bus services. These adjustments will affect six tram lines and five-night bus routes traversing this crucial junction.

The altered services are set to be in effect from June 8 until June 10, 2024, when normal operations are expected to resume. For additional details, residents are encouraged to visit the Municipal Transport Company's website at www.mpk.poznan.pl.

Storms Trigger Over 200 Firefighter Interventions, Poznań Most Affected

A barrage of storms swept through Poznań and the surrounding region on June 2, 2024, keeping firefighters on high alert throughout the night. In response to intense rainfall, emergency services were deployed over 200 times across Wielkopolska, with Poznań bearing the brunt of the impact.

Of the total interventions, over 80 were concentrated in Poznań alone, primarily addressing incidents of flooding. Fortunately, there were no reported casualties.

Firefighters were called to assist at various locations, including the Poznań airport, where they aided in water removal from the airport grounds.

Residents are advised to remain vigilant as the Polish Meteorological Agency forecasts continued stormy weather. For updates and warnings, individuals are encouraged to monitor the agency's website at https://meteo.imgw.pl/dyn.