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Snowdrifts in Turkey reached two meters

January 31 2007

All Eastern Turkey covered with snow. Under the deep white sheath were almost 20 provinces of the border with Iraq, Iran and republics of the Caucasus and the Transcaucasus region.

About 4 thousand villages, mostly located in the mountains, completely cut off from the outside world. In many localities damaged power lines and halted electricity supply. The schools canceled classes. In Erzurum and Ardahan thickness of snow in just a few days reached one to two meters.

Populations in the air to deliver food and warm clothes. In clearing the roads from the snowdrifts participating units of the Turkish army.

However, not everyone in Turkey suffered from an abundance of precipitation. In tourist areas Eskisehir and Palandekene opened ski slopes to the delight of local and foreign tourists. Vesti reports.

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