Snow chains are recommended on certain roads of Albania, most of the axes are passable

Snow chains are recommended on certain roads of Albania, mos of the axes are passable
The Albanian Road Authority and General Department of Road Transport Services are closely following the situation of road axes after the snow falls that have swept across the country over the last days.
In a press release, the Albanian Road Authority appeals to all drivers to abide by the rules of road traffic while describing the situation of road axes.
According to the press release, in several areas across the country snow and ice continue to make the driving conditions treacherous.

Tirana

On the axes Trau Dajt – Qafë Mollë – Bizë, Trau Dajt – Antena, Qafë Priskë – Shëngjergj the roads are covered in ice , meanwhile the road maintenance crews are scattering salt. The drivers are recommended to use snow chains.

Durrës
The axes of this region are all passable. Cautious driving is recommended due to the heavy traffic on the axes of this region.

Elbasan
The Librazhd – Steblevë axis is open. Some parts of the Elbasan – Gjinar axis are covered with ice, therefore the drivers are recommended to use snow chains and not to overtake.
Berat
There are no problems with the circulation of vehicles. The traffic appears heavy.

Vlorë
The Llogara Pass is covered with 20 -30 cm of snow. Snow ploughs are clearing the road from the snow and scattering salt. Snow chains are recommended.
Gjirokastër
The Erind-Çajup axis is covered with ice. The road crew is throwing salt. Drivers are recommended to use snow chains.

Korçë
On the axis Pogradec-Qafë Thanë the snow chains are not recommended. The Qafë Thanë – Lin axis has been cleared from the snow and on the paved road it is possible to move without snow chains. On the Dardha axis the drivers are warned that their vehicles should be equipped with snow chains.

Kukës
On the 26th km down the Thirrë tunnerl in the area of Fan commune, part of the road Rrëshen –Thirrë tunnel snow melting has caused stone slides on both sides of the road. Work is underway to clear the snow. The drivers are recommended to move at low speed. The movement on the nation road Tuneli- Kalimash-Kukës –Morinë is possible without chains. Drivers are warned to use snow chains on certain segments 1.Kukës-Krumë 2.Kukës-Draj,Rec. 3.Domaj –Bushtricë 4.Kukës-Qafë Shllakë.5.Kukës –Shishtavec ( Zapod bridge) of Tropoja and Kukës, due to the low temperatures.

Dibër
The road crews are scattering salt due to freezing temperatures overnight. Snow chains are recommended on the axes Cereneci Bridge-Steblevë, Qafë Bualli-Krastë, Muhurr-Qafë Draj as well as the segment Sllovë-Kalaja e Dodës.

Shkodër
Low temperatures continue to persist. On the axes of Puka and Malësi e Madhe, which are covered with ice, the road maintenance crews are throwing salt.
The axis Qafë Mali-Flet, is blocked from time to time by the blizzards. The snow ploughs and bulldozers are clearing the road. Snow chains are recommended on the axes of Malësi e Madhe and Qafë Mali Mali-Flet.

Fier
The traffic appears normal. The drivers should be cautious due to increased traffic on the highway Fier – Lushnje

Lezhë
Almost on all axes it is possible to move without snow chains. The Nation Road is open, on the Kalimash Tunnel-Kukës – Morinë the movement of vehicles is possible without chains. The drivers are recommended to use chains on the axes Rrëshen-Qafë Bene and Shpal- Repsi Bridge.

Snow chains are recommended on certain roads of Albania, most of the axes are passable Snow chains are recommended on certain roads of Albania, most of the axes are passable Saturday, January 03, 2015 Rating: 5
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