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2021.01.26 17:30

Heavy snowfall leaves 25,000 households in Lithuania without power

BNS2021.01.26 17:30

Up to 25,000 households in Lithuania were left without electricity on Tuesday due to heavy snowfall. 

"According to the latest information available to ESO, the abundant wet snow has left 20,000 to 25,000 households in Lithuania without electricity," Paulius Kalmantas, spokesman for the electricity and gas distribution firm Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius (ESO), told BNS.

As the snowfall continues, the figure is set to rise, he added.

The largest number of power supply disruptions were registered in the southern region of Alytus, according to the spokesman.

Lithuania’s Hydrometeorological Service warned on Monday that the heaviest snowfall is expected in the southeastern and eastern parts of the country.

People have been urged to avoid car journeys, as well as parking vehicles underneath trees, as branches are likely to break due to the heavy snowfall.

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