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Snow Sweeps Across Albania
February 14th, 2018 | 09:36 AM | 99 views
Albania has been swept across by freezing rain and heavy snowfalls, resulting in deterioration of circulation in several roads across the country, Albania's Civil Emergency Department informed late Tuesday.
Snow has covered the southeast and north of Albania while local authorities reported some road axes in villages were blocked.
Even the border crossing point between Albania and Macedonia in Qafe Thana (southeast Albania) remained blocked for few hours until the situation was normalized.
However, the national roads remain open for traffic, said Civil Emergency Department.
"National and rural road segments remain open for the traffic, but drivers should consider using tire chains while driving along several rural roads in remote areas of Shala and Theth," Department said in a press release.
Meanwhile, rain precipitated in the north-eastern region of Shkodra and southern city of Vlora.
Despite these adverse conditions, local rivers and streams flows remain normal.
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by Xinhua News Agency
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