Romanian-Bulgarian Border Closed Due To Heavy Snow

Romanian-Bulgarian border closed due to heavy snow (Romania Business Insider, Jan. 26, 2012):

The border between Romania and Bulgaria was closed due to the bad weather conditions, according to the Bulgarian Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova, quoted by Novinite.com.

The Giugiu-Bucharest border crossing is closed for all vehicles due to the heavy snow. All transit traffic from Greece and Turkey via Bulgaria to Romania has also been stopped, Lilyana Pavlova added.

Romania meteorologists have issued a code orange for blizzards in Bucharest and 17 counties in the South and South-East of the country, from Wednesday morning ( January 25 ) until Thursday ( January 26 ) at 18:00.

The weather conditions are also bad in Bulgaria. Thursday ( January 26 ), temperatures in Bulgaria are set to drop to nine degrees below zero in the afternoon, even colder than this morning’s temperatures, writes Novinite.com. Heavy snowfalls are expected to continue in Bulgaria in the coming days.

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