Holiday traffic warnings | Gdańsk closes refugee information point | Polish football team loses to Belgium | Hurkacz advances to quarterfinals | Listen live for free theater tickets

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Poland is set to shift into low gear for the rest of the week as residents enjoy an extended break from work for the Corpus Christi or “Boże Ciało” holiday.

Police have appealed to drivers to keep their speed down and stay alert behind the wheel, particularly in areas near the seaside and other popular resorts.

Police on Wednesday launched an annual road safety campaign and stepped up checks as people began heading off on vacation.

During the last long weekend over Majówka, 24 people were killed and 332 injured in 302 road accidents nationwide, according to police statistics.

City officials in Gdańsk, Gdynia, and Sopot are also reminding residents to expect temporary road closures and traffic delays today due to Corpus Christi processions around Trójmiasto.

A complete list of road closures in each community is available HERE.

Source: Radio Poland, Radio Gdańsk

The city of Gdańsk is closing the information point for refugees located across the street from Gdańsk Głowny at the “Krewetka” center on Karmelicka Street in Gdańsk.

According to city officials, the decision to close the Krewetka center is due to a decreasing number of Ukrainian refugees arriving in Trójmiasto. A second center at Dolna Brama closed earlier in March.

Over the past three months, the point has provided food, informational assistance, and first aid to some ten thousand people as part of the “Gdańsk Pomaga” campaign. Radosław Nowak, deputy director of the Gdańsk Center for the Promotion of Health and Addiction Prevention, praised the “efficient” and diverse team providing assistance, including the “exceptional” help provided by Ukrainian refugees themselves.

The information point at the Gdańsk Główny Railway Station at ul. Podwale Grodzkie will remain open, along with a reception point at the Dom Harcerza Hostel on ul. za Murami.

More than 4 million (4.09 mln) refugees from Ukraine have crossed into Poland since the start of the war in February, with some 2 million reportedly returning to Ukraine.

Source: Radio Gdańsk, Straż Graniczna

Poland’s national football team lost 0-1 to Belgium in Warsaw on Tuesday in its fourth match in the group stage of the Nations League tournament.

Poland went into the match ranked 26th worldwide by football’s governing body FIFA, while Belgium was No. 2 in the FIFA tables.

Poland is currently ranked third in their Nations League Group A4, just ahead of Wales, which Poland defeated 2-1 earlier this month. The Polish team next takes on group leader the Netherlands in Warsaw on September 22.

Source: Radio Poland, uefa.com

Polish tennis star Hubert Hurkacz has advanced into the quarterfinals of the Halle Open tennis tournament in Germany after defeating Ugo Humbert of France 7-6, 6-3 yesterday.

The fifth-seeded Pole will face off against 4th-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada on Friday for a chance to advance to the semifinals.

Source: atptennis.com

From Thursday, June 16 to Friday, June 24, Radio Gdańsk will be giving away free tickets to the musical performance “Flowers in Their Hair” by Gdynia’s City Theater.

The play centers around the story of a young girl who finds mysterious photos from a hippie rally by the Baltic Sea while tidying up her beloved grandmother’s things.

A special performance for Radio Gdańsk listeners will be held outside on the Summer Stage of the Municipal Theater in Gdynia Orłowo on Sunday, June 26 (the day after the official premiere) at 19:00.

Tune in to Radio Gdańsk every day from 9:00 to find out how you can win your free pair of tickets to the event.

Source: Radio Gdańsk

Weather

Today will be mostly cloudy and warm, with very little chance of rain and a light breeze coming in from the northwest. Temperatures will peak around a high of 19°C, or 66°F, dropping to an overnight low of 11°C or 52°F. Warmer weather is expected tomorrow, with temperatures heating up over the holiday weekend.

Martin Caren/aKa

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