Heavy snowfall freezes activity in Turkey

Schools and roads across the country have been closed due to bad weather conditions

Heavy snowfall freezes activity in Turkey
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
Due to the heavy snowfall nationwide, Turkish elementary and high schools have been closed Tuesday in Turkey's biggest city Istanbul as well as in several other cities.

Schools were also closed in the provinces of Malatya, Kastamonu, Bingol, Ordu, Bitlis and Tunceli because of strong winds and snowfall.

The Istanbul municipality said it had taken precautions against ice and traffic congestion Monday night with over 2,000 people and about 1,000 vehicles removing snow.

Many roads across the country have also been closed.

The eastern Erzurum-Bingol highway has also been closed to traffic due to an avalanche. Meanwhile, at least four vacationers in the Kartepe ski center of northwestern Kocaeli province were wounded in an avalanche.

Turkish Airlines announced that it had cancelled 39 domestic flights and five arriving international flights due to the bad weather conditions. 

 

Last Mod: 06 Ocak 2015, 14:46
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