The Slovenia Times

Heavy Rain Causes Trouble in Western Slovenia


Hardest hit have been the north-western parts of the country, where the Soča river, which overflowed its banks, and heavy rain flooded the regional road between Bovec and Kobarid as well as the road between Log Čezsoški and Čezsoča.

Several other roads, including the main road between Kobarid and Tolmin, have been closed because of small landslides, Zoran Kenda of the regional Civil Protection has told the STA.

Heavy rain and strong winds have also caused troubles in the Gorenjsko region, where Civil Protection teams have been called to intervene several times. Several roads have been closed, including the main connection between the lakeside resorts Bohinj and Bled, while trains do not travel between Bohinjska Bistrica nad Podbrdo.

In the northern village of Črna na Koroškem, a part of an outbuilding was carried away by a torrent, while several roads have also been closed.

In the Ljubljana area, some 4,500 households were left without electricity.

Civil Protection teams remain on duty as further floods are expected in the afternoon, including in the Maribor area, for which the Environmental Agency has issued a warning of severe floods, due to the heavy flowing Drava river.

The agency has also issued a warning for the coast, where a high tide is expected. The combination of high tide and strong winds can cause the flooding to spread further than usually, the agency warned.


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