After over 24 hours of snow, half of Romania is under an alert for bad weather conditions. Traffic is closed on several roads and tonnage restrictions have been imposed due to the blizzard, mainly in Vrancea and Buzau Counties.
At Henri Coanda Bucharest International Airport, air traffic is carried out in winter conditions, but according to the flight plan. Aircraft land and take off safely.
Some flights may experience delays of approximately thirty minutes upon take-off, determined by aircraft de-icing, delays that may only occasionally reach or exceed an hour.
On the other hand, Romanian Railroad Company (CFR) announces that several trains have significant delays, due to the weather conditions, which led to malfunctions or voltage drops.
Good news for winter sports fans
On Saturday, January 28, the slopes in the upper part of the Postavarul massif in Poiana Brasov and those for beginners open.
It will be possible to ski in the upper area of the Lupului and Drumul Rosu slopes, with an exit to the Ruia chairlift station (6-seater chairlift), as well as on the Kanzel, Doamnei and Ruia slopes, with an exit to Drumul Rosu, then to the Ruia chairlift.
The condition of the slopes is very good, especially since recently negative temperatures have been recorded, which allowed the non-stop operation of the artificial snow production facilities, completed by a heavy snowfall last night.
Rates for ski installations vary from 55 lei for a 10-point card for adults to 720 lei for a 240-point card. There is also the possibility of purchasing a ski pass worth 1,250 lei, for unlimited access for ten days.