News Alerts

08 Jan 2019 | 09:57 PM UTC

Turkey: Severe winter weather reported across the country Jan. 8 /update 1

Turkey News Alert

Turkish officials close schools and roads due to heavy snowfall across 20 provinces on January 8; further transportation disruptions possible in the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/8/2019, 1:00 AM until 1/15/2019, 12:59 AM (Asia/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Turkey

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

Recent heavy snowfall continues to cause transportation and business disruptions across Turkey as of Tuesday, January 8. Officials closed hundreds of schools in 20 provinces on Tuesday due to snow-blocked roads, particularly in the northern and eastern areas of the country. According to media reports, the main road connecting the Mediterranean region to central Turkey was partially closed, and dense fog caused disruptions to road and air traffic in the southern provinces of Gaziantep and Şanlıurfa. On Monday, January 7, the snowfall caused flight cancelations at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) but operations returned to normal on Tuesday. Additional winter weather is forecast across Turkey through Monday, January 14. Further transportation disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations, are possible in the coming days. 

Advice

Individuals in Turkey are advised to monitor local weather reports, maintain a flexible itinerary, and anticipate cold and adverse weather, transportation and power disruptions, including flight and train cancelations and delays, road closures, and adverse driving conditions.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news