Heavy snowfall and prolonged frosts cut off from the outside world Balkans

© RIA Novosti. Yulia Petrovskaya

Thousands of people in the Balkan countries were cut off from the outside world due to snow drifts, disturbances and transport disruptions to energy supply, the number of casualties is growing, according to regional media.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

According to doctors, at least six people died Friday in the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (five — in the capital of Sarajevo and one in Mostar) for reasons related to the bad weather conditions. In one case was not timely provided medical care because of snow drifts on the roads, in the other cause of death was physical activity during snow removal or chronic.

Snow depth in some areas of the country ranges from 50 centimeters to one meter (Sokolac, Kupres, Chemerno, Khan Pesak).

Many villages in the mountains for several days remain blocked.

Most parts of the country, including Sarajevo, there are serious traffic problems. In the capital stopped tram. Many bus lines canceled or made a serious delay.

Avalanche came down on Friday near the village Krupats in the Sarajevo area, covering cars and a bus with 20 passengers. There were no serious consequences: no one was hurt.

Because of traffic jams had to cancel classes in all schools of the Canton Sarajevo. In some areas of the country schools will be closed until February 10.

In the capital's airport canceled many flights, while airports in the cities of Banja Luka, Mostar and Tuzla closed.

Due to bad weather had to be closed temporarily, and several border points.

In the coming days there will remain cold windy weather (down to minus 15-20 degrees) and will last snowfall. Warming expected by the middle of February.

Security ministry urged citizens to take part in cleaning the snow and not leave their homes unless absolutely necessary until weather conditions improved.

Serbia

Emergency declared in 26 municipalities of the country due to bad weather and heavy snowfall, said Friday emergency department Serbian Interior Ministry.

According to media reports, in the last days of the country have died at least seven people, frozen in the street or did not receive the medical care.

The most complicated situation in Senica (southwest Serbia), where emergency treatment was introduced about a month ago, and in the last few days there were recorded temperatures below minus 20 degrees.

In Belgrade, and others, especially mountainous regions meter snow drifts significantly impede traffic. By clearing paths involved army units.

In order to ensure that your snow removal equipment sent to the Government further 29 municipalities a significant amount of gasoline, diesel and fuel oil, and also provided financial assistance in the amount of 700 thousand euros.

According to the Ministry of Education and Science of Serbia, in the schools of the country on Friday did not go 17,000 students. Remained closed more than 130 schools and kindergartens. Belgrade authorities because of the weather decided to cancel classes in the second shift.

According to the forecasts of meteorologists in the coming days the situation has not changed — in large parts of the country are expected snowfall and low temperature.

Montenegro

The situation is very complicated in the smallest of the former Yugoslav republics — Montenegro.

Podgorica airfield was closed on Friday, and all flights to the capital of Montenegro and out were canceled. Plane was heading to the airport of Tivat.

In mountainous areas, for example, in Zabljak, the snow depth exceeds one meter.

Most Montenegrin schools reduced the classroom, and in the northern regions, they abolished.

Some areas are still without electricity.

Energy company EPCG reported that electricity consumption in the country reached a record level, urging citizens rationalize appliances.

Meteorologists forecast further cooling, snow and strong wind in most parts of the country.

Croatia

Snow, whose height in some areas of 50-60 centimeters, complicating transportation throughout the country. The most difficult situation is in Dalmatia. Some cities, such as Split, were on Friday paralyzed.

Because of the strong wind, the speed reaches 150 km per hour, completely stopped walking ships in the northern coast of the country. In addition, canceled dozens of bus lines, above all, from the capital of Zagreb towards Dalmatia.

Many schools canceled classes. Some areas were without electricity and water.

Temperature reaches minus 10 — 20 degrees and it is expected to further decrease, primarily in the eastern part of the country.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

© RIA Novosti. Yulia Petrovskaya

Thousands of people in the Balkan countries were cut off from the outside world due to snow drifts, disturbances and transport disruptions to energy supply, the number of casualties is growing, according to regional media.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

According to doctors, at least six people died Friday in the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (five — in the capital of Sarajevo and one in Mostar) for reasons related to the bad weather conditions. In one case was not timely provided medical care because of snow drifts on the roads, in the other cause of death was physical activity during snow removal or chronic.

Snow depth in some areas of the country ranges from 50 centimeters to one meter (Sokolac, Kupres, Chemerno, Khan Pesak).

Many villages in the mountains for several days remain blocked.

Most parts of the country, including Sarajevo, there are serious traffic problems. In the capital stopped tram. Many bus lines canceled or made a serious delay.

Avalanche came down on Friday near the village Krupats in the Sarajevo area, covering cars and a bus with 20 passengers. There were no serious consequences: no one was hurt.

Because of traffic jams had to cancel classes in all schools of the Canton Sarajevo. In some areas of the country schools will be closed until February 10.

In the capital's airport canceled many flights, while airports in the cities of Banja Luka, Mostar and Tuzla closed.

Due to bad weather had to be closed temporarily, and several border points.

In the coming days there will remain cold windy weather (down to minus 15-20 degrees) and will last snowfall. Warming expected by the middle of February.

Security ministry urged citizens to take part in cleaning the snow and not leave their homes unless absolutely necessary until weather conditions improved.

Serbia

Emergency declared in 26 municipalities of the country due to bad weather and heavy snowfall, said Friday emergency department Serbian Interior Ministry.

According to media reports, in the last days of the country have died at least seven people, frozen in the street or did not receive the medical care.

The most complicated situation in Senica (southwest Serbia), where emergency treatment was introduced about a month ago, and in the last few days there were recorded temperatures below minus 20 degrees.

In Belgrade, and others, especially mountainous regions meter snow drifts significantly impede traffic. By clearing paths involved army units.

In order to ensure that your snow removal equipment sent to the Government further 29 municipalities a significant amount of gasoline, diesel and fuel oil, and also provided financial assistance in the amount of 700 thousand euros.

According to the Ministry of Education and Science of Serbia, in the schools of the country on Friday did not go 17,000 students. Remained closed more than 130 schools and kindergartens. Belgrade authorities because of the weather decided to cancel classes in the second shift.

According to the forecasts of meteorologists in the coming days the situation has not changed — in large parts of the country are expected snowfall and low temperature.

Montenegro

The situation is very complicated in the smallest of the former Yugoslav republics — Montenegro.

Podgorica airfield was closed on Friday, and all flights to the capital of Montenegro and out were canceled. Plane was heading to the airport of Tivat.

In mountainous areas, for example, in Zabljak, the snow depth exceeds one meter.

Most Montenegrin schools reduced the classroom, and in the northern regions, they abolished.

Some areas are still without electricity.

Energy company EPCG reported that electricity consumption in the country reached a record level, urging citizens rationalize appliances.

Meteorologists forecast further cooling, snow and strong wind in most parts of the country.

Croatia

Snow, whose height in some areas of 50-60 centimeters, complicating transportation throughout the country. The most difficult situation is in Dalmatia. Some cities, such as Split, were on Friday paralyzed.

Because of the strong wind, the speed reaches 150 km per hour, completely stopped walking ships in the northern coast of the country. In addition, canceled dozens of bus lines, above all, from the capital of Zagreb towards Dalmatia.

Many schools canceled classes. Some areas were without electricity and water.

Temperature reaches minus 10 — 20 degrees and it is expected to further decrease, primarily in the eastern part of the country.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

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