Heavy snowfall closes road in southern Georgia

Agenda.ge, 2 Jan 2018 - 12:38, Tbilisi,Georgia

Harsh winter conditions have caused traffic problems in the southern part of Georgia.

This morning, the Georgian Road Department announced that one of the roads in southern Georgia has closed for all transport.

"Due to meteorological conditions (strong storm, intense snowfall and limited visibility), traffic is forbidden for all modes of transport on the km94-km110 (Paravani Pass) section of Koda-Partskhisi-Manglisi-Tsalka-Ninotsminda secondary road”, the department said.

It added that traffic is free on the remaining section of the road.

Traffic is restricted in one of the sections of the western Georgian town of Oni in the Racha region too. The problem was caused by a massive landslide at the Saglolo area in Oni.

Oni Mayor Emzar Sabanadze said that currently the road is being cleaned after which traffic movement will restore in a regular manner.

All other roads across Georgia are open and safe for vehicles to drive.