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Long winter everywhere? Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Nature

It’s been a long winter everywhere…I think everyone is ready for the Spring! However weather doesn’t always cooperate with us…

Over 100,000 people in Poland have been left without power (bez prądu) as the country battles with a paralysing blanket of snow that also brought chaos to its transport system.

In an Easter address to Poland Bronisław Komorowski, the Polish president, described the weather as a bad “April Fool’s Day joke”.

Engineers from electricity companies struggled to restore power to towns and homes after the weight of snow brought power lines down (zerwane linie energetyczne) and caused tree branches to snap and bring more lines down. The worst affected regions were to the east and south of Warsaw where as many as 80,000 people were left without power.

The weather also took its toll on Poland’s airports with hundreds of flights either cancelled or delayed (setki lotów odwołanych lub opóźnionych).WinterStorm.jpg

Local authorities in Poland warned that the continuing battle with winter weather was putting an intolerable strain on budgets, with the mayor of the southern town of Bytom proposing that they might have to follow the “Scandinavian example” and leave some roads covered in snow.

The blizzard (zamieć) conditions stretched into the neighbouring Czech and Slovak republics where snow falls up to 15 inches deep in mountain regions blocked roads and cast an icy blanket over attempts to celebrate Easter.

Hopefully Spring will come soon…everywhere:)

Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.