Record snowfall in Croatia, sub-zero temperatures on the Adriatic coast

Record snowfall in Croatia

Record snowfall and sub-zero temperatures paralysed parts of Croatia on Tuesday (February 27) causing havoc on highways and prompting authorities to evacuate residents of several villages

The western Croatian town of Delnice saw 182 cm of snow blanketing the area and temperatures hit a low of -20 degrees Celsius.

As snowploughs struggled to clear the streets, residents of Delnice said they expected more to come.

Boats in the Bakar Bay marina on the Adriatic coast were covered with a thick layer of ice after sleet froze in sub-zero temperatures. Some sunk under the heavy weight of ice.