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Turkey's Istanbul bans private vehicles due to heavy snowfall

ANI News | 25/01/2022 04:20 PM | Click to read full article

Turkey 's largest city of Istanbul announced a ban on private vehicles from the roads on Tuesday due to a strong snowfall. Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said in a statement in the early morning that private vehicles would not be allowed to enter the traffic until 1:00 pm (1000 GMT).

Adding that only public transport would be operational across the city of around 16 million people. Thousands of people were stranded on roads during the rush hours on Monday late afternoon when the snow blizzard heavily hit the financial hub.