Tirana covered with snow - January 2017

Tirana covered with snow – January 2017

Wednesday evening brought snow fall in Tirana. This is rare phenomenon for central and southern Albania.

Thick snow pushed out, for several hours, many citizens to take to the streets and sidewalks, enjoy it and share that enjoyment on social media.

Children with a snowman in snow covered Tirana

Children with a snowman in snow covered Tirana

But the snow also brought the first problems in the movement of vehicles, causing them to move with difficulty for several hours.

Sharing the joy on social media

Sharing the joy on social media

The heavy snow in the capital have brought the cancellation of some flights as departures and arrivals at the airport.

Wednesday across the country was occupied by the snow. Even in many cities where this phenomenon is not common even in the coldest days of winter snow fall off for some other time.

Last real snow held in Tirana was in 11 January 1985. After 32 years on 11 January 2017 the snow came back to Tirana.

Source:
http://www.worldbulletin.net/world/183021/first-snow-in-tirana-after-32-years-photo