Villages isolated by snow in Iraq

Temperature drops to 6 below zero

4 Jan 2016 – A local official in Erbil reported Wednesday that snowfall and low temperatures in mountainous areas disabled transportation in some areas.

The director of the border Sidekan north of Erbil, Karwan Karim Khan, said that “last night saw the fall of the estimated amounts of snow with 12 cm in the center,” noting that “the temperature dropped to 6 below zero.”

“Specialized teams are working to remove snow to open the roads leading to the villages of the region.” said Khan.

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