Frozen Danube causes traffic problems at Bulgaria’s checkpoints at Turkish border

Queues of lorries stretching several kilometres built up at two of Bulgaria’s checkpoints at the Turkish border on January 13 as the icing over of the Danube River caused the suspension of ferry services and the closure of three border points.

Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said that the border checkpoints at Oryahovo, Nikopol and Svishtov were closed.

At the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint, the queues of lorries was said by the Interior Ministry to be 11km long, while at the Lesovo checkpoint, the queue stretched for eight km.

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