Traffic in Ankara and Istanbul blocked by heavy snowfall

Traffic in Ankara and Istanbul blocked by heavy snowfall

Turkey's central and northwestern regions have been hit by heavy snowfall, bringing traffic in Ankara and Istanbul to a standstill yesterday.

On Sunday, Istanbul faced a record snowfall, making the local authorities cancel lessons in schools and suspend ferry services. Late on Monday, a traffic jam in the city was rated at 10 out of 10.

​Ankara also suffered from a cyclone that paralyzed traffic in the capital and resulted in an increased number of road accidents. Engineering companies are currently working to manage the consequences of the weather conditions, Sputnik reported.

The Istanbul and Ankara airports are operating as normal, though some flights have been delayed.

According to the weather forecast, the snowfall in Istanbul and central Turkey may continue for up to five days.

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