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Heavy Snow Closes Schools In Zagreb

More than half a metre of snow inside 24 hours has brought Croatia’s capital to a standstill. A number of schools in the city have closed their doors today with the public transport system in the city crippled.

The city’s civil defence network and fire service spent much of Monday afternoon cleaning roads as Zagreb was covered with a thick blanket of snow as more than 70 centimetres fell in a day. Trams, buses and trains were all effected on Monday, with many lines cancelled, forcing workers to travel home by foot. Citizens have been warned to take care and not travel if they did not need to.

Most of inland Croatia has been covered in snow. In the town of Karlovac, a balcony was brought down at a tennis club by snow after more than half a metre fell yesterday.

The forecast is not much better, heavy snow is expected to fall all week.

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