Slovenia snowfall: Alpine nation latest to fall victim to extreme winter weather


A snow storm packing sturdy winds wreaked chaos throughout Slovenia on Monday, leaving some main roads shut and components of the nation with out electrical energy.Officers stated the late Sunday snowfall brought about over a dozen site visitors accidents in a single day, with fallen timber blocking native roads and downing energy traces — together with in capital Ljubljana.Authorities urged Slovenians to not journey until completely needed. The freeway connecting the Adriatic shoreline with Ljubljana was blocked in some areas due to excessive winds. Heavy autos have been banned on the affected roads within the Alpine nation.Meteorologists stated the snow is predicted to ease by Tuesday.A tricky winter for the BalkansThe snow storms come on the again of sturdy winds final weekend which prompted firefighters to reply to some 200 requires assist in neighbouring Croatia.Snow additionally disrupted site visitors in Croatia on Monday after blanketing components of the Adriatic coast and a few of Croatia’s islands.Different Balkan nations final week battled with floods attributable to torrential rains. Many rivers and streams all through the area overflowed, flooding properties and farmland and inflicting landslides.Authorities in Serbia stated Monday they recovered the physique of the second sufferer of final week’s flooding within the southwest of the nation. The 2 males drowned after they have been swept away by a raging river within the city of Novi Pazar.