Traffic grinds to halt on Bosphorus Bridge
Photo by @murattektunaliHeavy snow snarled traffic on the Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge earlier today, with vehicles experiencing big difficulties advancing on the iced highways that cross the bridge.
On Twitter, a number of drivers claimed that the bridge was closed.
However, there are not reported to be any major traffic problems in the rest of the city, due to precautions previously taken, according to a report on private broadcaster CNN Türk.
Kadir Topbaş, the mayor of Istanbul, has said snowfall will continue for two more days and warned citizens not to go out if not necessary.