Monday, January 18, 2016

Bulgaria continues to grapple with power cuts, travel problems after heavy snowfalls

The municipality of Dulovo in the Silistra region of north-eastern Bulgaria declared a state of emergency on January 18 because of power cuts in half of the villages in the municipality, difficulties with road travel and problems in food supply to some villages.

This was among the continuing problems in the aftermath of the heavy snowfall that hit Bulgaria over the past weekend, disrupting power supplies and road travel in several places. 

January 18 brought strong winds in several regions of the country, causing blizzards and snow drifts.

A number of municipalities in north-eastern Bulgaria lacked electricity. 

Traffic conditions throughout the Silistra region were difficult, public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television said...

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