Danube wholly or partially blocked from Austria to its mouth on the Black Sea at least lake ontario doesn’t freeze up!


Danube wholly or partially blocked from Austria to its mouth on the Black Sea at least lake ontario doesn’t freeze up!

the idea girl says

looking around at the world to see what kind of weather their having…

we’ve got it good!

notes

Danube wholly or partially blocked from Austria to its mouth on the Black Sea
As it has every day for nearly two weeks, the brutal cold claimed lives in several countries and killed dozens more in weather-related accidents.

The 2,860-kilometre (1,780-mile) Danube, which flows through 10 countries and is vital for transport, power, irrigation, industry and fishing, was wholly or partially blocked from Austria to its mouth on the Black Sea.

Navigation was impossible or restricted in Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Austria, as ice covered the river or formed dangerous floes in shipping lanes.

An official from the Serbian economy ministry said the commercial repercussions “could be very bad”, while infrastructure ministry official Pavle Galico said shipping would not resume for 10 days.

Bulgarian authorities, who have banned all navigation on the river, reported 224 vessels stuck in ports, and Ukrainian rescuers in Croatia reached three crew members on a ship trapped in the ice since Friday.

Temperatures in Bulgaria dropped to a new record low Thursday of minus 28.6 degrees Celsius (minus 19.5 Fahrenheit) in the northwway, as the death toll from bitter cold across the continent rose to at least 460.

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