Last updated: 03:15 PM ET, Sun January 17 2016

Blizzard Snarls Road, Air and Rail Transport in Eastern Europe

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | January 17, 2016

Blizzard Snarls Road, Air and Rail Transport in Eastern Europe

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Blizzards pummeled portions of Eastern Europe on Sunday, making travel difficult, if not impossible, for many in the region, the Associated Press reported

Roads were closed. Trains and flights were canceled. Power was knocked out.  

Romania, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Poland were all hit by the storms, according to the AP. Croatia's Adriatic coast experienced unseasonably low temperatures and high winds.

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Twelve major roads were closed on Sunday and three Black Sea ports were shut down because of high winds, Romania's transportation ministry told the AP. Railway officials said to the news service that 20 trains and at least three flights had been canceled.

About 14 Romanian communities lost power, the AP reported. Schools will be closed on Monday in the capital of Bucharest and in other southeastern regions, The Education Ministry told AP.

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The cold weather also caused traffic problems and power outages in other countries. Snowfall of up to 15 inches was seen in Bulgaria, with temperatures as low as 14 degrees F, the AP said. Strong winds and subzero temperatures in Croatia disrupted ferry lines and flights.


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