24 February 2013, 06:09

Central Europe swept by powerful cyclone

Central Europe swept by  powerful cyclone

Central Europe has been swept by a powerful cyclone. Snow caused chaos on roads in Austria, with the situation particularly grave in the east. Heavy trucks cannot cope with the icy slopes; traffic jams stretch for many kilometers.

Every hour new accidents are recorded at police stations. Local officials urge drivers to put chains on the wheels.

Cold weather and snow have also descended upon Croatia: frosts have hit resorts on the Adriatic coast, the seafronts and yachts are covered with snow and ice.

Local services are toiling around the clock clearing streets. They have their work cut out for them: according to weather forecasts the cyclone has no intention of letting up on the Balkans.

Voice of Russia, Vesti.ru



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