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Slovenia snowfall: Alpine nation newest to fall sufferer to excessive winter climate

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A snow storm packing sturdy winds wreaked chaos throughout Slovenia on Monday, leaving some main roads shut and elements of the nation with out electrical energy.

Officers mentioned the late Sunday snowfall brought about over a dozen site visitors accidents in a single day, with fallen bushes blocking native roads and downing energy traces — together with in capital Ljubljana.

Authorities urged Slovenians to not journey until completely vital. 

The freeway connecting the Adriatic shoreline with Ljubljana was blocked in some areas due to excessive winds. Heavy autos have been banned on the affected roads within the Alpine nation.

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Meteorologists mentioned the snow is predicted to ease by Tuesday.

A troublesome winter for the Balkans

The snow storms come on the again of sturdy winds final weekend which prompted firefighters to answer some 200 requires assist in neighbouring Croatia.

Snow additionally disrupted site visitors in Croatia on Monday after blanketing elements of the Adriatic coast and a few of Croatia’s islands.

Different Balkan nations final week battled with floods brought on by torrential rains. Many rivers and streams all through the area overflowed, flooding properties and farmland and inflicting landslides.

Authorities in Serbia mentioned Monday they recovered the physique of the second sufferer of final week’s flooding within the southwest of the nation. The 2 males drowned after they have been swept away by a raging river within the city of Novi Pazar.

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