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Cold snap in Dubrovnik dealt with Cold snap in Dubrovnik dealt with

Over 200 tonns of salt spread in arctic conditions in Dubrovnik

By  Feb 28, 2018

At today's session of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the County of Dubrovnik-Neretva discussions were carried out about the actions taken before and during the arctic cold wave that affected the entire Dubrovnik-Neretva County over the past few days.

Head of Civil Protection, Joško Cebalo, noted that he was satisfied with the preparation and reaction of the services during this testing time.

"I think it was a job well done. The services performed very well. Communication between all the services was also good as well as reporting to the general public about the changes and the current state," added Cebalo.

At the session it was emphasized that in the last few days the Mountain Rescue Services and the Dubrovnik General Hospital had several interventions caused by the snow and ice, and there was only one road traffic accident in the county area as a direct consequence of the winter conditions. It is estimated that around 200 tons of salt was used on the 1,050 kilometres of state, county and local roads during the extreme conditions.