TEHRAN (Iran News) – Heavy snow covered the streets of Tehran on Sunday morning, causing major flight delays and forcing the closure of schools, authorities in the Iranian capital said.
AFP correspondents said the snow started falling early in the Sunday morning and disrupted the flow of traffic on some of the city’s main highways and hampered transportation.
“We knew that it would snow as of last night and that it naturally affects traffic and schools,” head of Tehran Traffic Police Mohammad-Reza Mehmandar told state television.
“On some highways in the north (of Tehran), there was a bit of ice… and accidents were responded to as quick as possible,” he added.
Schools in all the districts of Tehran City and some parts of the province were closed in both morning and the afternoon due to the heavy snowfall.
“Flights at Mehrabad will go ahead but with delays due to the lack of proper vision,” said Reza Jafarzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s aviation authority.
But flights were still going according to schedule at Imam Khomeini International Airport, despite the heavy snowfall in Tehran, he added.
Based on Iranian news broadcasting forecasts ion snowfall to continue until Monday in Tehran and other northern provinces.
- source : PressTV, Iran News