The winter cold snap in Bulgaria has killed another two as temperatures dropped to record lows, schools closed down, roads became impassable and power supplies were cut off.
More than 450 schools across Bulgaria closed their doors on Tuesday morning as the country was hit by a wave of polar cold.
The Sofia City Hall is opening three stations where hot tea will be distributed free of charge over the freezing cold that is in the forecast.
The ban on tractor trailers of over 10 tons on the roads of four Bulgarian regions – Varna, Burgas, Silistra and Dobrich has been lifted effective 2 pm Saturday.
Twenty six Bulgarian regions are under code yellow Saturday over snow and freezing cold, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) announced.
Bulgaria has officially extended its one-year ban on Danube sturgeon fishing for a further four year, thus joining its northern neighbor Romania.
The Sofia City Hall has called emergency headquarters to coordinate the cleaning of snow-covered roads.
About 53 000 customers of the Power Utility CEZ, serving western and southwestern Bulgaria, are without electricity over the heavy snowfall, the company announces.
Code Orange has been announced in 14 Bulgarian districts due to the ongoing snowfall and the heavy winter conditions in the country.
The border between Bulgaria and Romania has been closed due to the Code Red weather warning implemented in Romania, Bulgarian Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova has announced.
Bulgaria is to see another wave of heavy snowfalls in most parts of the country, as well as strong winds in the east during the next few days, weather forecasts have warned.
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