A blizzard with sturdy winds triggered chaos throughout Slovenia on Monday, leaving some main roads closed and elements of the nation with out energy.
Officers stated late Sunday’s snowfall triggered greater than a dozen visitors accidents in a single day, with fallen timber blocking native roads and downing energy strains, together with within the capital Ljubljana.
Authorities have urged Slovenians to not journey until completely mandatory.
The highway connecting the Adriatic coast with Ljubljana was blocked in some areas as a consequence of sturdy winds. HGVs have been banned from the Alpine nation’s affected roads.
Forecasters stated the snow is predicted to ease on Tuesday.
A tough winter for the Balkans
The snowstorms adopted sturdy winds final weekend, prompting firefighters to answer round 200 requires assist in neighboring Croatia.
Snow additionally disrupted visitors in Croatia on Monday after protecting elements of the Adriatic coast and among the Croatian islands.
Different Balkan nations battled flooding attributable to torrential rains final week. Many rivers and streams throughout the area overflowed, flooding houses and farmland and triggering landslides.
Serbian authorities stated Monday that they’ve recovered the physique of the second sufferer of final week’s floods within the southwest of the nation. The 2 males drowned after being swept away by a raging river within the metropolis of Novi Pazar.