Istanbul Meteorological Bureau “Orange” Code warning. Teams fighting snow are wary. The possibility of more than 20 centimeters of snow provided countermeasures. Measures have been taken against the expected heavy snowfall and storms in Istanbul. Education at school was suspended until Monday. Air and sea flights have been cancelled.
It started at 06.30 in the morning
Expected snow in Istanbul, which has been warned for days, began yesterday in the highlands. From 06.30 this morning, it started to rain in the city center.
Snowfall enhances its effect! Search for education in 18 states
School holidays in many cities
Education was suspended in all public and private educational institutions, including universities, in Istanbul until Monday, March 14. Thursday leave takes into account security, health and transportation services, as well as civil servants, workers and other employees.
The cold affects not only Istanbul but all over Turkey. Schools in Kocaeli, Sakarya, Bursa, Yalova, Bolu and Düzce have also been closed today and tomorrow. It was announced today that there will be no bus education in Birecik and that tomorrow there will be no education at all schools in District 1. The school will be closed in 7 districts of Balıkesir, 5 districts of Canakkale, 8 districts of Konya and 1 district of Burdur. Kastamonu, Bayburt and Kars are also one of the cities where education is suspended. Education was interrupted in 3 districts of Ağrı, 2 districts of Bingöl, and a school in Bitlis where bus education is offered.
Thursday weather forecast, released March 10
According to a meteorological statement, it is estimated to drop by 4 to 8 degrees in the north, inland and west, with no significant changes elsewhere.
Heavy rain warning: Precipitation; Istanbul, Kokaeri, Sakarya, Kırklareli, Jarova, Bursa, Bileklareli, East of Tekirder, North of Balıkesir, Konya, Karaman, Axalai, Kaiseri, Neushehir, Nigde, East of Antalia, Adana, Kahramanmaras, Osmaniye, Hatay , Mushvan, Hakkari, Adiyaman, South of Sirk, Vitris, Sirnak expected to be strong, so you need to be aware of negatives such as high altitude transport interruptions, floods, floods, freezing and frost.
Strong wind warning: The wind is expected to blow strongly from the north and northeast directions of the Marmara and the Aegean Sea, and over time from the north and northeast directions of the western Mediterranean, and from the southwest direction of the east (40-60 km / h). In the case of East Anatolia, attention and attention should be paid to possible negativeness.
Avalanche danger warning: You need to be aware of the negatives that can occur due to the risk of avalanches on inland areas of the eastern Black Sea and on slopes with heavy snowfall in eastern Anatolia.
Ice and frost warning: Attention to frost and adverse conditions that may be experienced as frost this morning is expected in Thrace southeast of Marmara, and at night time, inside Marmara, the Inner Aegean Sea, the inner and eastern parts of Black. Will be done. Sea and Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Anatolia!
AFAD: Do not go out unless you need to
The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said cold and rainy weather was effective in 37 states, especially Istanbul, and said the state’s AFAD center was on the alert. The statement asked not to go out unless necessary.
Considered an administrative permit
Bursa, Sakarya, Yalova, Kokaeri’s chronic illnesses, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, and all civil servants in Istanbul will be on leave today. Security, health and transportation service personnel are excluded.
Cancellation of air and sea shipping
Due to heavy snow and storm expectations, air and sea shipping has been suspended. At Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport, THY’s 418 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow have been cancelled. Some Ido and martial arts flights are not operated.
With the coordination of the Istanbul Governor’s Office, more than 28,000 employees will work. Over 2,500 vehicles are available. Marmalai and Metro services have been extended until 2am.
Furthermore, until the second announcement. Heavy trucks and trucks traveling from Thrace and Anatolia to Istanbul and then to the city were banned from entry to the Istanbul people at 04.00 hours.
While the warning continued, it was snowing yesterday, especially in the higher parts of the city. Authorities warned about frost and icing.
Immediately before: School was suspended in Istanbul
Flight 205 canceled due to snowfall in Istanbul
Snow is effective in all turkey
According to a statement from the Directorate General of Meteorology, the heights of Eastern Anatolia, Elazig and Tunceli, Erzincan, Muss, Bitlis, Bingöl, Erzurum, Owl, the groves and snowfalls found in the northern and southern parts of Kars, Van, east of Sirnak and Hakkari. It is estimated to be strong in and in some places.
Heavy rain is expected in Southeastern Anatolia. Showers and thunderstorms are predicted to be locally strong and locally strong in the northern parts of Adıyaman, Siirt, Sirnak, Diyarbakır, Sanliurfa and Batman. Precipitation on Friday is expected to lose its effect over time.
Description from AKOM: Even if 87 people are not placed in the second rank
Disaster Coordination Center Meteorological Engineer Osman Çaylak, About Expected Snow in the City “1987 was a special year. The current expected situation is not as good as 1987, but it will be ranked second,” he said.
Attention to people running on the road
Heavy snowfall can occur within the central and eastern Black Sea regions (Tokat, Gümüşhane, Bayburt, Samsung, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Artvin). State) Thursday and Friday.
In the Central Anatolia region, heavy snowfall is expected from Wednesday to Friday morning in Konya. Drivers should be aware of negatives such as transportation disruptions, icing and frost, especially on the Konya-Antalya highway.
Beware of frost and avalanches
Precipitation is estimated to begin to sleet and snow in the highlands above 1100 meters, and snowfall on Thursdays will be effective above 500 meters.
Meanwhile, as of Wednesday, heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected in the eastern Mediterranean coast, Adana, Osmaniye, Hatay, around Kahramanmaras, and the coastal areas of Hatay west of Osmaniye and Kahramanmaras.
Citizens were warned of adverse events such as heavy snow icing, frost, avalanches, floods, and heavy rain floods.
Governor YERLIKAYA warns the people of Istanbul
In a statement, Istanbul Governor Ali Erikaya said: “Dear compatriots, as of Thursday, March 10, we anticipate heavy snowfall, northern storms, and cold weather in Istanbul, according to the latest data received from the Meteorological Bureau. Take precautions.” Said.
According to the latest data from the Meteorological Area Bureau # Istanbul‘of
Heavy snowfall from Thursday, March 10
Cold weather is expected.
️ Please do not give up on the event.
— Ali Yerlikaya (@AliYerlikaya) March 9, 2022
Traffic stays open at BEUS and towers
The team will follow the message from BEUS (Early Ice Warning System) installed at 60 locations throughout Istanbul. Team tracking and guidance is provided through the vehicle tracking system. Tow trucks, under the responsibility of the IMM, are ready on major arterial roads and connecting roads, quickly intervening in traffic accidents and staying on the road. Village roads will remain open with a tractor equipped with a shoveling device under Headman’s control. If salt remains at the critical point, icing on elevated roads, bus stops, snow puddles, and plazas will intervene.
Uninterrupted public transport
All precautions have been taken to prevent public transport disruptions. The metro bus runs 24 hours a day during snowfall, and the metro runs until 02:00 pm. On the city line, major routes such as Kadikoy-Karakoy and Besiktas-Usküdar will continue to operate until midnight on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The IETT bus will continue its normal voyage without interruption. We plan to travel 54,000 times a day with a total of 5,000 300 vehicles.
Additional flights will be added to the congested routes. Lines parallel to the railway system are directed to the nearest metro integrated station. Major arterial transport is provided via the rail system and metrobus. Any disruptions that may occur on public transport due to weather conditions will be announced immediately on social media. ISPARK’s indoor car park will continue to provide uninterrupted service. With 153 solution centers representing 600 citizens, the 153 Solution Centers instantly communicate the demands of Istanbul citizens to the unit.
All Istanbul support services
In the event of heavy snowfall, hot drinks, soup and water will be provided to drivers waiting for traffic at mobile kiosks, hospitals, piers and road emergency services. Halk Ekmek will continue to operate at full capacity 24 hours a day. Under the coordination of the IMM Darülaceze Directorate, homeless citizens will be hosted at the facility, depending on winter weather conditions. Homeless citizens; Services such as bathing, shaving, clothing, hot food and shelter, health checkups and drug support, family delivery, and home delivery are provided. The services of the Veterinary Services Department for the breeding and treatment of stray animals will increase in winter conditions. Food support is provided for stray animals that have difficulty finding food in remote areas of the city. We will continue to distribute 2 tons of nutritious dried food daily.
Staff and vehicle status announced
The First Regional Bureau of the Highway handles 754 personnel and 209 vehicles on a 473 km responsible network, while the Istanbul metropolitan area has a 4,23 km responsible network and 7,421 personnel and 1584 vehicles. And construction machinery is handled by 465 routes.
The gendarmerie will continue to work with 435 teams, 2,554 and 660 vehicles, and police will work with 54,98 staff in addition to the 373 and 1917 public order and morals teams. ICA (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge-Northern Ring Motorway) works with 91 vehicles and 215 people, Northern Marmara Motorway works with 61 vehicles and personnel, AFAD works with 78 vehicles and 207 people. To do.
1363 Emergency Telephone Center, 131 Special Runway Vehicles and 381 Personnel Istanbul Airport, 59 Special Runway Vehicles and 67 Personnel Sabiha Gokcen Airport, 39 District Governor and Vefa A social support group district disaster and emergency management center will also be set up with customs duties.
The Red Crescent Society will support the fight against snow with 92 vehicles, 32 mobile vehicles, 180 personnel and 120 volunteers at 30 points.