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Italy: 50 trucks stranded in the Apennines as snowfall shrouds Italy01:28

Italy: 50 trucks stranded in the Apennines as snowfall shrouds Italy

Italy, Bagnoli del Trigno
January 8, 2017 at 16:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least 50 trucks are blocked on the Trignina highway, in the area of the central Apennine town of Bagnoli del Trigno, as weather conditions worsen and a snow emergency state has been declared across the whole region, Sunday.

Traffic in the entire area is at a standstill since last Thursday: big piles of snow and thick layers of ice made the road impassable for the many lorries, which are facing the fourth day of gridlock. Local police and fire-brigade are patrolling the street and assisting the truck drivers, who have found shelter from the wind, cold and further snowfalls in a close-by tunnel.

Drivers contested that no salt has not been scattered onto the road's surface in order to prevent the snow from adhering to the pavement. There is concern that new snowfalls will hit again the central Appenini area on Sunday afternoon.

Italy: 50 trucks stranded in the Apennines as snowfall shrouds Italy01:28
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At least 50 trucks are blocked on the Trignina highway, in the area of the central Apennine town of Bagnoli del Trigno, as weather conditions worsen and a snow emergency state has been declared across the whole region, Sunday.

Traffic in the entire area is at a standstill since last Thursday: big piles of snow and thick layers of ice made the road impassable for the many lorries, which are facing the fourth day of gridlock. Local police and fire-brigade are patrolling the street and assisting the truck drivers, who have found shelter from the wind, cold and further snowfalls in a close-by tunnel.

Drivers contested that no salt has not been scattered onto the road's surface in order to prevent the snow from adhering to the pavement. There is concern that new snowfalls will hit again the central Appenini area on Sunday afternoon.

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