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Snowstorms in the Balkans

09 December 2012

Heavy snowfalls accompanied by high winds started yesterday throughout the Balkans. On the highway between Belgrade and Subotica in Serbia, an 11km-long column of cars, buses and lorries formed because a Bulgarian-registered lorry that overturned while attempting to plough ahead. Local authorities have removed the lorry but the movement of traffic continues to be severely affected by serious snowdrifts.
So far there are no reports of injured Bulgarian citizens, according to the Embassy.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that travellers keep themselves informed in advance about the weather, be properly prepared for travelling in winter conditions and obey traffic rules.
The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia has provided a phone number to be contacted in the event of necessity: 00381 193 and 00381 1985
Contacts for Bulgarian diplomatic missions in Serbia:
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Belgrade

Phone: +381 11 36 13 980, +381 11 36 13 990
E-mail: [email protected]
Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Nish:
Phone: +381 18 516 800, +381 18 516 700
Fax: +381 18 516 900
E-mail: [email protected]


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