Winter is back in central Romania! Localities without electricity, narrow traffic

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Due to heavy snowfalls in central Romania, mainly in mountainous areas, the traffic has been affected, whereas passenger trains register delays. Local authorities have warned of avalanche risks in several areas. Meteorologists have issued Code Orange and Code Yellow warnings for flooding on the rivers of Buzau at Nehoiu and in Muntenia, Moldavia and Dobrogea, valid until Friday afternoon. On the other hand, meteorologists have extended the Code Orange and Code Yellow warnings for heavy precipitations and strong winds throughout the country until Friday at 14.00h.

  • In Mures County, some 3,470 people in the localities of Miercurea Niraj, Icland, Ivăneşti, Beu, Tâmpa, Lăureni, Sânişor, Moşuni, Veţa, Poieniţa, Căluşeri, Livezeni are without electricity supply;
  • Almost 8,000 people in Prahova County are also without power;
  • In Valcea County some 700 people have no electricity;
  • Meteorologists warn that the night of Friday to Saturday will be the coldest, with temperatures falling to -8 degrees Celsius in depressions, northern and southern Romania;
  • Traffic in Prislop Path, Maramures County (north-western Romania – 1,400 metres altitude) was blocked due to the fallen trees;
  • In Borsa, near Rodnei Mountains, the snow layer is of 50-60 cm;
  • In the resorts of Predeal and Poiana Brasov the snow layer is lf 30 cm and 20 cm respectively. No road blockings have been registered, although the snow keeps falling;
  • In Bran-Moeciu area the snow layer has reached 20 cm, it is snowing;
  • In Arad, Timis, Hunedoara, Caras-Severin and Mehedinti the roads are wet and alternate the snow layer and water;
  • In Constanta County, all ports have been opened;
  • In Fagaras Mountains (Southern Carpathians, Arges County) the snow layer has reached 150 cm! Risk of avalanche is high in several areas, including on the Transfagarasan road;
  • In Buzau County – the passenger trains Buzau-Nehoiasu was blocked by fallen trees, delayed by about 50 minutes;
  • In Cluj County several roads were blocked due to fallen trees; seven aircraft register delays due to ice;
  • Narrow traffic in Oituz Path, Covasna County due to snow and ice;
  • Heavy snow and blizzard in Bistrita-Nasaud County, narrow traffic in Tihuta Path (DN 17);
  • In Suceava County – restricted traffic for vehicles without winter tyres;
  • At least 35 localities without power in Vrancea County due to strong wind; in Neamt County the localities of Hangu, Grințieș, Pipirig, Crăcăoani, Dragomirești, Tupilați, Negrești, Văleni, Botești and Tazlău are also out of electricity.

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