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Severe cold affects public transport

A SEVERE cold snap stunned Bratislava residents on January 23, with temperatures of -14 to -18 degrees Celsius causing traffic problems in the Slovak capital. Public transport was well behind schedule, with the diesel fuel in bus tanks freezing in the chill.

The lowest temperature around the country, -28.4 degrees Celsius, was recorded in the village of Liesek (Žilina region). According to meteorologist Ladislav Murín, this is the lowest temperature recorded so far this year.

Arctic temperatures and strong winds also affected public transport in other towns, and delayed both train and bus service.

Slovakia's passenger train operator ŽSSK reported delays of several hours in rail services on Monday due to the weather. Express trains setting off in the morning were several hours behind schedule, while trains on short routes were 15-20 minutes late.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
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