Heavy Snowfall Blocks Armenian Roads

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)Sudden heavy snowfall blocked roads of Armenia’s foothill and mountainous regions connecting to the center portion of the Republic Wednesday.

The Armenian Transport Ministry’s "Armenian Motorways" enterprise reports that the inclement weather completely blocked some sectors of Armenia’s northern roads such as Artik-Alagiaz– Talin-Maralik-Giumri–Ashotsk-Georgia–Giumri-Spitak–Giumri-Amassia and Amassia-Ashotsk.

The gorges of Sevan–Vayk–Meghri–Aparan-Alagyaz-Spitak–Ijevan-Berd–Sisian-Goris– Yeraskh-Yeghegnadzor are very difficult to pass through–as well.

According to meteorologists–changes in weather were caused by a passage of a cold atmospheric front. It is expected that–at the end of precipitation–temperatures will temporarily decrease by 5-10 degrees.

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