Like in Alaska, the snowstorm currently hitting the region of Artvin in Turkey is going biblical. More than 1 meter of dry powder has already accumulated within yesterday night and the snow is still falling. 45 villages are cut from the world – 10 in the province center, 15 in the Kurdish province, 5 in the province of Şiran and 15 in the province of Torul – after roads are overloaded with snow. In Artvin the primary and secondary schools are closed. Pregnant employees working for public companies are also on holidays, today.
This huge snowstorm in Artvin has started on November 8, 2017 at nigh, but its intensity has increased in the early morning hours. In the province center, the snow cover has reached a thickness of more than a meter, whereas 20 centimeters have fallen in the city center.
Meanwhile, the snow continues to pile up!