About 300 people in Romania are locked in cars due to snow

Heavy snow hit the north-eastern region of Romania, leaving about 300 people were trapped in their cars on the road in the county (counties) Botosani and Neamt, said on Monday the agency Mediafax.

Today transport in the region is difficult, many routes are blocked. However, according to the prefect of Botosani, authorities and emergency services in case of need can reach any settlement. Snowfall led to the temporary disruption to electricity. A number of schools were closed, the authorities have instructed students to stay home in bad weather.

According to the forecasts of meteorologists in the near future precipitation in the region persist, in some areas a chance of snow and rain and fog, wind power will reach 50-55 miles per hour. The Romanian authorities have warned that the situation on the roads may be affected.

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