Istanbul's Bosphorus closed to traffic due to heavy snow
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
Istanbul's Bosphorus has been closed to naval traffic. / AA Photo
Bosphorus has been closed to all naval traffic early Jan. 7, due to a
fog caused by heavy snowfall, the Directorate General of Coastal
The passage from the Bosphorus from the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea and vice versa have been cut as of 8:55 a.m. On Jan. 7, the statement said.
It did not say when the Bosphorus would be opened to traverse.
Bad winter weather has also hit flights and ferry services.
Several airlines cancelled dozens of flights from Istanbul's Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen airports due to poor weather condition in the city.
Fast ferry and inter-city sea-bus services have also been affected by the weather.
Istanbul's Fast Ferry and Sea Bus Company, or IDO, announced that it had canceled all its inter-city services on Dec. 6.
Traffic was also affected in many areas. At least 11 trucks toppled on the country's busiest highway TEM, resulting in traffic backed up for miles.