Skidding trucks close highway between Ankara, Istanbul
BOLU - Doğan News Agency (DHA)
DHA photoHeavy snowfall and blizzard took effect in the northwestern Bolu province today, causing trucks to skid and block transportation on the highway between Turkey's capital and its largest city.
Trucks exiting the Bolu Mountain Tunnel toward Istanbul skidded on the snow-covered TEM highway and closed the road at around 12:30 p.m.
Traffic could resume on a single lane on the normally three-lane highway after a two-hour de-icing effort by the road crews, reports said.
Blizzard also slowed down traffic on the older D-100 freeway between Ankara and Istanbul.