The National Administration of Meteorology (ANM) on Tuesday issued a Code Yellow alert for snow, wind gusts and blizzard for 16 counties and the Bucharest municipality, from 8 p.m. on Tuesday till 2 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the warning, in the abovementioned time span, in Banat County (western Romania), Oltenia (southern Romania) and the western part of Muntenia (southern Romania), as well as in the Banat Mountains and the Eastern Carpathians there will be snowfalls and the wind will register intensifications, setting up snowdrifts. The Forecaster said there will be downpours, following to exceed 15-20 l / sq m and the snow layer will become thicker. In central and eastern Muntenia, including the Bucharest city area, snow will be weak quantitatively, but the wind gusts will reach up to 50-55 km / h and sometimes even 65-70 km / h. The warning was issued for Bucharest, Ilfov, Buzau, Prahova, Dambovita, Giurgiu, Teleorman, Arges, Valcea, Olt, Dolj, Gorj, Mehedinti, Caras-Severin, Timis, Hunedoara and Sibiu.
National road traffic hampered by snow in five counties
Several roads in Oltenia, Banat, and Transylvania have already been affected by snowfall. Traffic was slow yesterday morning on national roads in Valcea, Caras-Severin, Bihor, Alba, and Harghita Counties, where the snow layer was between one and three centimeters high, but no sections of the road have been closed or blocked, according to Mediafax. The Infotrafic center has announced traffic has not been interrupted due to bad weather or road incidents on any national roads or highways. Regional Road and Bridge Directorates have spread 734 tons of nonskid material by use of 156 machines in the following counties: Arges, Prahova, Dolj, Valcea, Timis, Caras-Severin, Mehedinti, Hunedoara, Cluj, Bistrita, Bihor, Maramures, Alba, Salaj, Brasov, Mures, Harghita, Covasna, Sibiu, Iasi, Neamt, and Suceava, CNADNR reports. Three machines were used pre-emptively to spread over 10 tons of salt on A3 Transylvania highway, according to the cited source.
300 households in Suceava have no power due to strong wind
300 households in ten localities from the mountainous region of Suceava County have no electrical power after multiple transformer stations were damaged by the strong wind reported Monday night. 18 transformer stations were damaged and eight trees fell on electrical conductors. 27 crews of E.ON helped remedy the damages.