Snow halts flights at Istanbul Airport, shuts roads

1/24/2022 7:15:00 PM

Turkish authorities temporarily halted all flights at Istanbul Airport on Monday due to heavy snowfall in the city, which was blanketed in white, while winter weather snarled transportation across the country.

Turkish authorities temporarily halted all flights at Istanbul Airport on Monday due to heavy snowfall in the city, which was blanketed in white, while winter weather snarled transportation across the country.

Turkish authorities temporarily halted all flights at Istanbul Airport on Monday due to heavy snowfall in the city, which was blanketed in white, while winter weather snarled transportation across the country.

The heavy snowfall halted some of Istanbul's ferry services, shut some roads and caused visibility problems for drivers.The airport opened in 2019, replacing the old Ataturk Airport as the new hub for Turkish Airlines.Guy Massey and Kristen Massey hold hands while walking through the Lakefront Trail near Montrose Beach after a snowstorm earlier this month.“I saw the street and I just parked over there to come down here and see what was what and there were at least 3 or 4 cars stuck and I went back to work and stayed all night,” said Sampson.

Nationwide, the Disaster and Emergency Authority said some 4,600 people were stranded due to weather and more than 6,700 were taken to shelters, while thousands of containers of food supplies were delivered to those in need.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters."Due to adverse conditions, all flights have been temporarily stopped for air safety," the airport said in a statement on Monday.com Register Many parts of Turkey have been hit with heavy snowfall since last week, which coincided with a winter break at most schools.As much as three inches of snow was expected to fall across north central and northeast Illinois by the time the advisory expires at noon, according to the National Weather Service.Turkey's flag-carrier Turkish Airlines (THYAO.It marked the first time the airport had completely shut down due to adverse weather since it opened.IS) said it had cancelled all flights from Istanbul Airport until Tuesday 0100 GMT to ensure "travel safety and for our passengers" and to prevent them from being stranded at airports.” With more snow on the way, he and other residents here on Storer are worried that they’ll be stuck, again.

Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said on Twitter that working hours for public institutions would end early, along with early closing for shopping malls due to the snow in the city of about 16 million.Turkiye's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) has said thousands were stranded due to the adverse weather.Plows in Chicago were dispatched at 2 a.Vehicles arriving from the west of the city would not be allowed to enter the province, while departures from Istanbul's biggest bus terminals were halted until Tuesday at 0500 GMT, he added.Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu told Reuters that the snowfall, while causing travel issues, would ease the dry conditions since the summer when the capacity of dams dwindled to multi-year lows.READ MORE: Crucial connection route The airport opened in 2019, replacing the old Ataturk Airport as the new hub for Turkish Airlines."Istanbul is dependent on the snow's blessing.Temperatures were favorable for snow removal and road conditions were expected to improve by the evening commute, Simon said.If it doesn't experience every season as it is intended, different risks await," Imamoglu said, adding some 10-15 cm of snow had been recorded in the city and 25 cm (9.Located on the Black Sea coast about 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of central Istanbul, the air hub serviced more than 37 million passengers last year, according to the transportation ministry.But mostly importantly, if emergency vehicles need to get by, they can’t,” he said.

84 inches) in rural areas.The snow was expected to raise water levels in dams to some 70% as it continued in coming days, he said.R.National Weather Service."In the end, we are very happy with this snowfall." Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu, Nevzat Devranoglu, Ali Kucukgocmen, and Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Daren Butler; Editing by Jonathan Spicer and Jane Merriman Our Standards: More from Reuters Daily Briefing Subscribe to our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox.

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