Cold weather, heavy snowfall in Turkey's central, eastern parts

Cold weather and heavy snowfall keep paralyzing traffic and daily life in central and eastern parts of Turkey.

Cold weather, heavy snowfall in Turkey's central, eastern parts
Heavy snowfall blocked inter-city routes and roads to 1000 villages in central and eastern parts of the country. Snow also caused power blackouts in more than 60 villages in Central Anatolia Region.

Snow thickness reached 45 cm in eastern province of Agri, 15 cm in Kars and 24 cm at Palandoken Ski Center.

Temperature dropped down to minus 28 degrees Celsius in eastern province of Erzurum, 27 degrees Celsius in Ardahan, it was measured -24 in Kars, -23 in Agri and -19 in Mus overnight.

Snowfall would continue in most parts of the country till December 31, meteorology officials said.


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Last Mod: 28 Aralık 2008, 19:20
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