Video story: locals love the Haapsalu-Noarootsi ice road

People in the area are actively using the Haapsalu-Noarootsi ice road opened on January 11th. The very first day saw 130 cars drive down the track of 3.9 kilometers. 

The road is praised to be a blessing as considerably cutting the time needed to drive from Haapsalu to Noarootsi and back.

The ice road allows speeds of 10-25 km/h or 40-70 km/h. In the video, road supervisor Raivo Õiglas explains why said speeds are vital on ice.

Currently, the Haapsalu-Noarootsi ice road is the only one officially in use in Estonia this winter. To withstand vehicles, ice needs to be at least 24 centimetres in thickness.