Snow and cold cut power lines in SloveniaFebruary 3, 2014 @ 12:57 pm
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) - Slovenia's government says snow, cold and high winds are a natural disaster that has left a quarter of households without electricity and damaged over 40 percent of the Alpine country's forests.
The government said Monday snowstorms have left 120,000 households without power in the country of some 2 million. The heavy snow and ice have caused the collapse of power lines and blocked roads and rail traffic.
Defense Minister Roman Jakis says during an emergency government meeting that the country has been hit by "a large-scale natural disaster." He says that the damage repair could take months.
Authorities say more than 60 percent of schools are closed because of the weather conditions.
Slovenia has received emergency EU aid to cope.
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