A bus carrying 36 children and 10 adults was stopped this afternoon in the Pamporovo resort area. The district office team was able to evacuate and transport the children and their companions. At the same time, firefighters from the Regional Police Directorate-Smolyan have taken action to pull two other buses and several light vehicles stranded in the same area. The road has been cleared and is currently undergoing cleanup, the Interior Ministry said.
In the last 10 hours, almost 30 alarms have been received from the fire services related to the weather. The bulk of them are fallen trees, pillars, the removal of dangerous objects and the removal of broken vehicles. Most signals were received in the Smolyan region. There are also reports regarding the winter situation in the territories of Kardzhali, Haskovo and Targovishte.
Drivers should drive with caution, given othe passive situation on the territory of the country. It remains dynamic, the Interior Ministry said.
According to the NIMH forecast, a complicated winter environment is expected this evening and in the next few days. For tomorrow – February 6, NIMH-MES announces a “yellow code” in 13 areas of the eastern part of the country for snow and snow cover of between 10 and 15 cm. rewinds.
There is no power supply in the villages of Borovina, Bukova Polyana, Studena, Vekhtino, Circus, Vurbina, Ravnil, Lyaska, Leshtak, Ravni, Municipality Banite and partially in the settlements in Rudozem Municipality. At the moment, snowfall has decreased significantly. The snow cover in Smolyan is about 20 cm. The roads are difficult to cross in winter.
Drivers who are about to drive tonight and into tomorrow, take on road prepared for winter driving and take extra care on the road, appeals from the Road Police. The call is for responsible road behavior, and the requirement for truck drivers is to have chains to use when needed. When introducing a temporary organization in certain sections of the road, everyone must strictly follow the instructions of the law enforcement agencies.
The law enforcement authorities are also urging you to choose your route only roads for which you have information that is being prioritized. Travels should only be taken as a last resort, with a full tank and car adapted for winter travel. Wear food, warm clothes, and charged cell phones. In the event of a sharp deterioration of the situation – stop the trip.