Problems in South Bulgaria due to heavy snowfalls

Heavy snowfalls and stormy winds across South Bulgaria caused the lack of electricity in 11 settlements in the Smolyan District after the pouring rain had turned into a snowfall earlier in the morning.

The snow’s thickness is expected to increase significantly and that is why a warning code orange has been declared in 4 Bulgarian districts due to heavy snowfalls and black ice. No trucks shall be able to cross the border between Bulgaria and Serbia because of the difficult winter situation on the territory of our western neighbor. 

Adapted from Bulgarian National Radio