Road Authorities Warn Drivers to Stay Safe on Icy Roads

Road Authorities Warn Drivers to Stay Safe on Icy Roads

TIRANA, January 14

The Albanian Road Authority (ARRSH) informs over the road conditions across the country as snow began falling on Monday. According to ARRSH, icy roads in the northern region were treated with salt. Anti-slip chains are required in the following road sections:

Domaj- Draje Rec
Qafe Mali- Fierza
Ura e Cerenecit-Stebleva
Kuben-Vasije
Peshkopi-Qafe Draja
Peshkopi-Ushtelenca
Qafe Bualli-Krasta
Trebisht-Dogana

Moreover, snow and ice may disrupt travel in central Albania. ARRSH says that chains are required or partially needed in the following road sections:

Dajti traffic barrier- Cable car – Governmental villas
Qafe Priska-Shengjergji
Qafe Priska-Qafe Molla
Kruja-Sarisalltik
Lunik-Stebleva

ARRSH confirms that chains aren’t needed in the southern region. Yet drivers are recommended to drive carefully and look for road signs that identify road conditions.

Snow isolates remote villages

In the meantime, about 30 percent of remote villages in Dibra region are isolated. The Albanian Air Forces evacuated 15 people on Sunday in the Villages of Thethi and Shala in Northern Albania. Moreover, the air ambulance of Farka Air Unit evacuated an injured female mountaineer in Cika Mountain.
A man lost his life on Sunday in Upper Selca area in Korca. He went missing for two days when he left the house in an attempt to get food supplies for his family. He was later found frozen to death. Two homeless people died in Tirana and Durres due to cold exposure.

News Source: ARRSH, local media

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