Sudden winter weather causes nightmare in Bulgaria

October 19, 2011BULGARIAA sudden onset of harsh winter conditions caused transport chaos in Bulgaria on Tuesday, with one man freezing to death, eight people missing in mountains, 600 villages without power and schools closed. A 73-year-old man chopping wood in southeastern Bulgaria died on the way to hospital after being snowbound overnight along with 15 other Roma, including eight children, authorities said. Six hikers including two children plus two rescue workers were missing in the Balkan mountain range near the eastern city of Sliven, where a tempest blew over trees and fences, even lifting roofs off buildings. Hundreds of vehicles including lorries without winter tyres were stranded along mountain roads, while two trains carrying 100 people were stuck in snowdrifts 10 hours after setting off. Railways company official Yordan Nedev called on passengers to not travel north “because even if they take the train, they run the risk of not making it to the next station.” After an unusual “Indian summer” with temperatures of up to 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit) last week, winter hit the southeastern European country with a vengeance on Sunday, with thermometers now around freezing point. –Terra Daily
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2 Responses to Sudden winter weather causes nightmare in Bulgaria

  1. kristoffer94 says:

    that was weird. the snow here in Norway is late. It has snowed a lot in the mountains(around 400 meter), but it wasn’t there in many days, then it melted away
    temperatures was low here for a week ago, around -3 on the nights and maybe 1-3 degrees celsius, but now is it around 7-10 degrees on the day and maybe 5-6 degrees celsius on the nigths
    Now I mean the snow here in Northern-Norway is late, but in Southern-Norway is the snow early


  2. Good for tourists in the winter resorts, bad for people in the cities. I can’t belive that just in 4 months I will be on a holiday in Sunny Beach swimming in the sea.


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