Bulgaria reports progress in restoring power, clearing roads after snow deluge

More than 190 emergency teams from EVN Bulgaria, energy distributor in the southern part of the country, were on March 11 continuing to work to restore power supply disrupted by the recent heavy snowfalls in the region.

The company said that electricity supply had been restored to the towns of Roudozem and Madan in Smolyan, one of the hardest-hit by the snowfalls that began on March 6.

In another hard-hit area, Kurdzhali, power supply had been restored to villages in the regions of Chernoochene, Momchilgrad, Kirkovo and Dzhebel.

In the area of Haskovo, power was restored on March 11 to a number of villages, mainly in the municipalities of Mineralni Bani and Harmanli.

In the Plovdiv region, power supply to villages was gradually being normalised, but villages in high mountain areas, where access was difficult, still had no electricity supply.

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In Kurdzhali, 90 per cent of the national road network in the region had been cleared, according to Iliya Iliev, regional governor and head of the crisis staff.



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