Fresh snowfall across Turkish cities / PHOTO

Schools were closed due to poor weather conditions and snowfall in several provinces.

Fresh snowfall across Turkish cities / PHOTO

Snow paralyzed life in many provinces across Turkey and led to the closure of many schools and roads on Wednesday.

Heavy snowfall disrupted daily life, leading to the closure of schools and causing numerous roads to become impassable in Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Elazığ, Çorum, Giresun and Amasya.

The Göksun-Kahramanmaraş highway was closed to traffic for a short time following an avalanche on Wednesday. Numerous vehicles were stuck in standstill traffic. The road opened to traffic after municipal teams worked hard in heavy snowfall to clear the snow from the road. They warned drivers about the condition of the road and recommended that vehicles be equipped with snow chains. Two buses were rescued by municipality teams after they were stranded on the highway for an hour following the avalanche.

Meanwhile, a total of 650 village roads have been blocked due to heavy snowfall in Sinop, Amasya, Çorum and Giresun. With 88 village roads blocked on Wednesday due to snow in Giresun, schools were closed for the day in the districts of Alucra and Çamoluk. Forty-six teams, 22 graders and three snowplows reportedly worked to unblock the roads in Giresun.

In Amasya, 182 village roads were closed due to heavy snow, and schools were closed on Wednesday in the districts of Gümüşhacıköy and Hamamözü. The snow paralyzed life in Çorum, causing 309 village roads to become impassable. According to the Sivas Special Provincial Administration, power cuts occurred in 63 villages in Sivas due to the freezing weather conditions, while 833 village roads were blocked due to snow. Municipal teams are working to remove snow from the roads.

Snow disrupted life in the eastern provinces of Elazığ and Malatya as well. Of village roads, 404 in Elazığ and 160 in Malatya were blocked by heavy snowfall. Teams are working to remove the snow from the roads.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Şubat 2012, 18:03