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Difficult winter conditions in Poland

01 April 2013

Poland continues to be under the influence of an Arctic high pressure zone. There have been heavy snowfalls in the past day, especially in the central and northeastern parts of the country, accompanied by a strong gusting northwest wind of speeds of up to 60 km / h. Because of power grid failures, more than 100 000 people have no electricity. Use of snow chains is recommended in mountainous areas. Because of fog, in places visibility is limited to 100-600 meters.

Main roads, airports and border checkpoints are functioning normally in winter conditions, but some flights have been delayed.

The forecast is for adverse weather conditions to continue in the next few days, including in parts of the western territories of Ukraine and Belarus.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that travellers monitor current traffic conditions and comply with the instructions of local authorities.

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