Avalanche risk in several Bulgarian mountains

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    Mountain rescuers advise tourists, in case of accidents in the mountains, to activate the free telephone application of the Mountain Rescue Service (PSS)
    Bulgaria’s Mountain Rescue service warns of a high avalanche danger in the mountains Rila, Pirin, Vitosha and Stara Planina. Due to the warm weather, the snow becomes unstable and the wind leads to the transfer of snow masses.

    Since the beginning of 2021 alone, 17 rescue actions have been taken to search for people injured in the mountain, as two persons lost their lives.

    In Belasitsa Mountain, on the Bulgarian border with Greece and North Macedonia, more than 20 mountain rescuers and firefighters took part in a rescue operation for an injured tourist which lasted more than 18 hours.

    Mountain rescuers advise tourists, in case of accidents in the mountains, to activate the free telephone application of the Mountain Rescue Service (PSS), which gives the exact coordinates of the injured person and is extremely important in the event of a search.

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    Three avalanches fell on the Petrohan pass

    Traffic in the area is restricted
    Three avalanches fell on the Petrohan Pass today. At a briefing, RIA announced that traffic at noon remains limited.

    The first snow mass fell during the night and with the help of a rotary snow blower at 8 o’clock this morning the road was open for traffic. The second avalanche fell about a kilometer below the ridge.

    Wet snow continues to fall throughout Northwestern Bulgaria. Morning temperatures ranged from -4 to +2 degrees. In some places in the mountains the snow cover reaches one meter.

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