Civil Emergencies: National Axes, Use of Chains Recommended
Albanian Daily News
Published January 12, 2017

Massive
snowfalls and temperatures below zero hampered vehicles circulation in a number
of road axes. The structures involved in the roads maintenance continued the
work for the snow clearing enabling vehicles circulation in the national axes,
mostly without the need of snow chains. The Civil Emergencies latest bulletin
issued on Thursday informed that situation in the main national axes is as
below:


All
national axes crossing Kukesi district are passable, while the use of chains is
recommended only in some segments. Nation’s Road is passable without snow
chains but maximal care is needed in some segments due to the presence of ice. Four
snow clearing vehicles are operating on a 24-hours basis to guarantee the
vehicles safe passage in this road which connects Albania with Kosovo.


Kukes-Has-Tropoje
and Tropoje-Qafe Morine, Bajram Curri-Valbone and Fushe Dukagjin – Qafe Shllak are
passable partially with snow chains. An Armed Forces (AF) helicopter is expected
to bring aid to the isolated areas of Tropoja city hall.


Meanwhile
the use of snow chains is recommended in every road axis of Korça district due
to the ice presence on the asphalt. Contractors are pouring large quantities of
salt to avoid the loss of human lives due to vehicles sliding on ice. 





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