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19.11.2018 11:43
Road Infrastructure Agency: All republican roads are passable
At night, nearly 700 machines worked to clear the roads

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The Road Infrastructure Agency announced today in a press release that almost 700 machines were working to clear the road the past nighta and that all republican roads are passable in winter conditions.

Moreover around 8.30 am, the restrictions on the movement of heavy goods vehicles over 12 tonnes and semi-trailers across the Preval pass were dropped.

There are no limits on the movement of vehicles through the following mountain passes: Rishka, Kotlenski, Aitoski, Obzorski, Pechinsko, Predel, Rojen and the Pass of the Republic. There is a limit on the movement of motor vehicles over 12 tons in the Troyanski, Petrohan and Shipka passes. Moreover there is a limit on the movement of vehicles over 10t through Vratnik and Tvardishki and over 3.5t in Dyulinski and Pamporovo. All year round, the "Zlatishki" and "Varbishki" passes are closed for transit.

The Road Infrastructure Agency recommends that drivers of heavy goods vehicles and passenger cars should only go on the road with suitable tires, drive at a reasonable speed and with caution, following the instructions of the Traffic Police. Additionally the agency reminds that cars which are not prepared for winter conditions block traffic and this difficults the operation of snowmobiles and hinders the journey of all other drivers.

Regional roadside and snow-cleaning companies operate in 24-hour mode and are ready to maintain the national road network.

All citizens and transport companies can receive information about the current traffic situation from the website of the RIA - and at any time of the day at 0700 130 20.

TAGS: road | infrastructure | agency | winter | snow | snowmobile | cleaning | republican | network 

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