US Embassy Sarajevo: February Blizzard

The US Embassy in Sarajevo last Friday issued an emergency message to Americans in BiH warning of continuing winter freeze:

The U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo informs U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) of continuing severe winter weather conditions impacting the country.  More snow and frigid temperatures are forecasted for the next seven days (February 10-17).  We urge U.S. citizens to stay alert and to monitor local weather reports closely and follow the instructions provided by local BiH officials.

The entire Federation and parts of the Republic of Srpska currently remain under a state of emergency.  Because of heavy snow and record low temperatures in Bosnia and Herzegovina, road conditions are hazardous with most roads covered in snow and ice.  In addition, the Mostar region is experiencing severe power outages.  According to press reports, regular access routes to many villages in eastern Bosnia are also blocked.  Public schools have been closed temporarily.  The airport in Sarajevo is open.

Photo from US Embassy Sarajevo/FB

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