Heavy rain, wind hit Istanbul

Heavy rain, wind hit Istanbul

Heavy rain, wind hit Istanbul

Heavy rain and strong winds hit transportation in Istanbul early on Dec. 25, causing congestion during the morning rush hour.

Several ferry lines operating between the two sides of the Bosphorus and intra city ferries were canceled due to the storm.

Snow fell on some Istanbul districts on the outskirts of the city.

The bad weather conditions also caused delays in departures from Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport.

Meteorology officials also issued warnings for five Central Anatolia provinces - Kayseri, Sivas, Kırşehir, Nevşehir and Yozgat.

Roads to nine villages were closed on Dec. 25 in southeastern province of Siirt due to snowfall.