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The “Hemus” highway – closed

Submitted on Saturday, 21 February 2009No Comment
The “Hemus” highway – closed

A little after 20:00 PM last night, the road police stopped the traffic on the “Hemus” highway in the direction of Varna.

The traffic of automobiles was stopped due to many stuck heavy trucks. The movement is also stopped in the region of the village Yana. It is still not clear how long will the “Hemus” highway remain closed, because the stuck trucks have to be pulled out in order to perform maintenance on the highway. Even the maintenance vehicles experience trouble getting through the snow, which has been falling almost constantly.

The snow cover in the region of Kiustendil reached thirty cm. Snow has been falling for almost 24 hours straight. The snow cover near the customs office Giueshevo is almost 40 cm, and in the higher parts of the region – 60 cm. The snow in the region of Smolyan is 15 cm and there are no limitations of traffic. The southern side of the “Hamboaz” pass was closed because of a traffic accident.

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