Hundreds of villages lose power in Bulgaria

Bulgaria paralyzed by 40 cm (16 inches) of snow.

In northeastern Bulgaria all roads are closed in the regions of Ruse, Shumen, Targovishte, Varna, Burgas, Silistra.

Bulgaria today was in a snow trap -Transport was paralyzed, especially in the northeast of the country, and hundreds of villages were left without electricity.

The situation is complicated because of snowfall, strong wind and subsequent snowdrifts.

The biggest snow in Vratsa – 33 cm, announced by the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology pe BAS.

In Montana tablecloth reaches 29 cm. In Kyustendil is 28 cm. In Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo – 25 cm. In Blagoevgrad Lovech – 21 cm.

Snowfall continued throughout the country without the Black Sea. In the next few hours there and precipitation will turn to snow, according to meteorologists.

Orange alert code – for strong winds, snowdrifts, drifts – for Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Lovech, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Razgrad, Targovishte, Shumen, Silistra, Dobrich, Varna, Burgas, Yambol, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Kardzhali, Smolyan.

Code Yellow is declared for the regions of Plovdiv, Pazardzhik, Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Pernik, Sofia, Sofia region, Vidin.

Temperatures will continue to fall until the evening: In the regions of Sofia, Sofia region, Pernik and Kyustendil evening temperatures fall below minus 10 degrees.×360/Jan2017/2111266028.jpg

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