Croatia heaviest snowfall in 84 years

2013-01-15 17:34
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Zagreb - Croatia's capital Zagreb on Tuesday recorded 67cm of snow, the highest level in the past 84 years, which has paralysed transportation in the city, the weather service said.

"It is a record figure since 1929 when we had registered 80cm of snow," Ankica Stojanovic of the national weather forecast service told AFP.

The snow started to fall late Sunday and has disrupted transportation in the city of about 800 000 people.

More than 1 000 volunteers along with fire-fighters and members of the mountain rescue services were helping to clear away the snow.

Air traffic however was undisturbed as the airport remained open and there were no major delays in flights.

According to the weather forecast, more heavy snowfall was expected on Wednesday in Zagreb as well as in central Croatia.

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