Fog envelops most of Romania, reduced visibility on roads, flights disrupted

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Thick fog has enveloped swaths of southern and central Romania from the Danube to the Carpathians, reducing visibility and making driving conditions hazardous.

The National Weather Administration said dense fog and black ice blanketed the capital and 27 counties, including Giugiu, Olt, Calarasi, Ilfov, Damvbovita, Brasov, Vrancea and Timis.

Forecasters said the winter fog would persist until late morning Tuesday in the south, with visibility reduced to 200 meters and as little as 50 meters in isolated areas.

Fog engulfed the counties of Galati and Cluj but lifted by mid-morning.

Traffic police said that the fog affected traffic in some regions, forcing motorists to reduce speed.

‘On Monday, thick fog reduced visibility to just 100 meters on the Sibiu to Deva highway, slowing traffic.

A flight from Sibiu in central Romania to Munich in Germany was canceled, and a flight from London to Sibiu was diverted to Cluj due to the foggy conditions, Sibiu Airport spokesman Alexandru Pacurar said.

The weather administration said lower-lying areas would be most affected by the fog.


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