South Turkey hit by record snowfalls

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Snowfalls in southern Turkey

Snowfalls blocked roads and intercity routes. Hundreds of trucks lined the roads. About 3 thousand people were evacuated.

In Turkey, in the southern Turkish province of Gaziantep, heavy snowfalls paralyzed transport links. This is reported Nationality.

It is reported that this is the most powerful snowfall in the region in the last 54 years. The amount of snowfall per day ranged from 0.5-1 meter.

Snowfalls blocked roads and intercity routes. Hundreds of trucks lined the roads. Many drivers are in drifts for about a day.

Two military helicopters were sent to the region to evacuate the population blocked in mountainous areas. About 900 units of special vehicles and equipment were used to clear roads and evacuate people.

About 3 thousand people were evacuated. About 2 thousand cars were pulled out of snow drifts and ditches.

Earlier it was reported that Poland and Latvia suffer from hurricane winds, which knocks down trees, cuts power lines and prevents planes from landing.

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