Southern Romania has come under a watch alert for snow and blizzard.
Because of the weather local authorities in Bucharest and five other counties decided to suspend classes yesterday.
Bad weather has Romania in its grip again. Snow started to fall in southern counties yesterday morning at 4 AM. The warning for snow and blizzard was lifted yesterday at 11 AM but Bucharest and 16 counties in southern and southeastern Romania remained under watch alert until 8 PM. Traffic on most roads in the area for which ANM issued the warnings took place in winter conditions but according to Infotrafic traffic was not interrupted on any national roads or highways. Snow clearing vehicles and anti-skidding substances were used on highways in southern Romania however the abundant snow meant that there was always a thin layer of snow on the surface of the road. Heavy traffic was registered on A2 and A3 towards Bucharest. Winter traffic conditions were registered in Bucharest too, the authorities recommending drivers to leave their personal cars home and use public transportation instead, especially since many drivers had already replaced their vehicles’ winter tires with summer tires. According to the reports received at the Internal Affairs Ministry’s Operational Centre, eight localities had no electricity yesterday. The Internal Affairs Ministry used over 50 technical means in the actions it conducted. Classes were suspended yesterday in the pre-university education system in Bucharest and five counties because of the bad weather.