Mercoledì, 19 Settembre 2018

Tuscany under a blanket of snow as cold winter weather hits


Rome, February 25 - Brutal winter weather closed
Italian highways Monday and menaced voters struggling out to
cast their ballots in the national general election.
Parts of Tuscany were under a blanket of snow, while in
Umbria authorities closed part of the ancient Via Flaminia
highway between Terni and Spoleto due to heavy snowfall creating
hazardous road conditions.
Snow fell for more than 13 hours in the province of
Florence, including a spread around the city of Siena causing
traffic problems for anyone driving in from the north.
Cold, wet flurries also plagued the Chianti area, landing
in Montepulciano and the Val d'Orcia.
The snow belt stretched north to Bologna, cutting off the
A1 motorway with Florence as winter weather followed the spine
of the Apennines between the two cities.
Further north in Piedmont, rain mixed with snow to heighten
the misery, although better weather is expected on Tuesday
And while about 10 centimetres of snow fell around the
capital of Rome, and bitterly cold winds blew in to chill the
city, no snow was reported inside the historic walls.
The bad weather in many parts of the peninsula has been
blamed for the low voter turnout of about 75% in the general
election held Sunday and Monday.

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