Snow knocks out power in Slovenia

AFP-JIJI

Heavy snow and sleet battering most of Slovenia since Saturday blocked roads and railways, and left 250,000 citizens in the Alpine country of 2 million without power, local media reported Sunday.

Slovenia’s meteorology agency, ARSO, declared a high alert over most of the country, urging citizens to stay at home and warning the weather conditions on Sunday afternoon and overnight could still pose a serious threat to people and their properties.