Turkey's east, north under heavy snow fall
Cold weather and heavy snowfall keep affecting daily life in Turkey's eastern and northern parts.
Due to severe weather conditions, schools had to take a one-day recess in several towns and villages of the eastern provinces of Bitlis, Agri and Van, villages of the eastern province of Kars, Kurtun town of the Black Sea province of Gumushane, as well as several towns of the Black Sea province of Trabzon.
Schools in these regions would continue education starting from January 5, officials said.
Meanwhile, members of a medical team, who arrived in Ergencli village of the eastern province of Van to examine a patient, were left stranded due to the heavy snowfall in the region.
Furthermore, Van-Tatvan highway was closed to transportation after it was hit by an avalanche and roads to a ski resort in Siverek town of the southeastern province of Sanliurfa were blocked due to snow.
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