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Autumn snow fall cuts power lines, disrupts travel in Poland

PR dla Zagranicy
Peter Gentle 28.10.2012 11:03
Heavy snow fall in central and southern Poland has caused power cuts in some areas and disrupted rail and air services.

Snow falls in Warsaw, Saturday: photo - PAP/ Jakub Kamińsk

Up to 70,000 households did not have electricity, Sunday morning, in the Mazovia province after snow fell throughout Saturday.

Flights were disrupted on Saturday night in and out of the newly-opened Modlin airport, 45 kilometres from Warsaw, though services were operating normally today.

Up to one hour delays were being reported to travel times on some rail services in and out of the capital, Warsaw.

Police recorded 99 accidents on Saturday, which killed 12 people and injured 124 as the early winter-like weather made driving conditions treacherous.

On Sunday morning, however, the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways said that all roads were passable, though road conditions were difficult in the Podlasie, Mazovia, Silesia, Lodz and Warmia-Mazury provinces.

Temperatures will remain at around 3 degrees Celsius through Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and will then rise to around 8 or 9 degrees by Friday. (pg)

source: PAP/IAR

tags: weather
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