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    Posted February 14, 2012 by
    cosmins
    Location
    bucharest
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Europe's deadly cold blast

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    Massive snowstorm hits Bucharest

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     cosmins shot these photos yesterday evening of the large accumulations of snowfall that have blanketed Bucharest, Romania. 'It snowed continuously for at least 36 hours and seemed like it would never end. The next day, the struggle to get the car out of the snow mountains and started, for many it was unsuccessful,' he said. 'It stopped snowing and all the main roads in the capital Bucharest are cleared, although there still are some 34 national roads closed to traffic.'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    Romania is being hit again by severe winter weather with heavy snowfalls in all Southern half of the country. 74 people are dead since the begining of the cold, 3 weeks ago. An layer of 50 to 90 centimeters of fresh new snow added to the existing one, making it almost impossible to get out. Even though the main boulevards in the capital city Bucharest were all cleared this morning, people couldn't really use their own cars since these were all covered by snow. The access to local transportation was quite difficult aswell because of the sidewalks covered by massive snow banks. In Romania, 43 national roads and one highway are still closed to traffic. The massive snowfall left tens of tousands isolated and others without electricity in homes all covered by snow.

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