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Thousands without electricity in Slovenia as bad weather also causes travel chaos in Balkans
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, February 2, 2014 7:17 AM EST
Tens of thousands of people are without electricity in Slovenia and Croatia after icy rain and sleet caused major disruption in the supply, as hundreds of motorists were evacuated overnight from their vehicles in Serbia where massive snow drifts have caused widespread travel chaos.
In neighboring Croatia, freezing rain has also closed roads and shut the railway traffic in the northwest.
In Serbia, meanwhile, authorities used diggers to clear roads and evacuate several hundred people from snow drifts formed by strong winds in the north.