Heavy snowfall in Turkey

Blizzard and snowfall disrupt life in Thrace. Access to 50 schools in the region blocked due to snowstorms.

4 Jan 2019 –  Turkish Airlines cancelled many international and domestic flights taking off from Istanbul’s Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen airports due to heavy snowfall and strong wind.

Istanbul’s higher areas, such as the district of Beylikdüzü, were hit by snowfall on Jan. 3 night along with strong winds.

Temperature is expected to drop in the Marmara region by a further six degrees Celsius over the weekend.

Heavy snowfall was expected to continue in Thracian provinces of Tekirdağ and Kırklareli and Istanbul’s western parts until the afternoon of Jan. 4.

Many roads to villages in the western province of Edrine were shut on Jan. 4 due to heavy snow. Authorities have said they will clear snow from the roads soon.

The snow reached a height of 30 cm (12 inches) in Kırklareli.


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