Turkey – Heavy snowfall in Ankara and Konya

Snow depth in Konya city center is 37 cm (more than a foot).

30 Dec 2016 – The Konya Plain, which underwent a dry season in previous years, received the heaviest snowfall in 14 years.

The city was covered with white and schools were closed. As citizens struggle to walk in the roads, the city continues snow removal work with both municipal and privately owned machines.



Transportation in Ankara is hindered.

Drivers have had a hard time due to the heavy snowfall, especially in higher parts of the city.

On the Ankara-Samsun highway there were a lot of drifts, especially on the ramps, some chainless trucks and automobiles were stuck on the way.

Teams affiliated with the Metropolitan Municipality conducted snow shoveling and salting in the main arteries.

On inter-city roads, teams affiliated to the General Directorate of Highways continue clearing the snow clearing with machines.

In addition, as in many provinces, Ankara announced that schools were closed.



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