Bulgaria closed Turkish Border because of floods

The Bulgarian Border Police has shut down for traffic the Kapitan Andreevo crossing on the Bulgarian-Turkish border as a result of the floods that struck Southeastern Bulgaria on Monday.

As of 6 pm on February 6, 2012, the Kapitan Andreevo crossing was closed for any vehicles because of the flooding of the E-80 road leading to from Bulgaria’s Sofia to Turkey’s Istanbul by the Kalamitsa River.

The small river, which is a tributary of the larger Maritsa River, has flooded a 700-meter road section, leaving the road under 60 cm of water.

Bulgaria’s authorities have started to redirect all traffic to Turkey to the Lesovo border crossing, which is located to the northeast of Kapitan Andrevo.

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