• Short Summary

    Snow blanketed the mountain regions of Cyprus and Lebanon on Thursday (January 17) after days of heavy rain.

  • Description

    Snow blanketed the mountain regions of Cyprus and Lebanon on Thursday (January 17) after days of heavy rain.

    In Cyprus, the rain and melting snow partially broke a drought of nearly three years.

    The northern spur of the Kyrenia Mountains, behind the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, were covered with snow for the first time in years, and there were light snowfalls on the outskirts of the capital.

    Dozens of cars and trucks were bogged down on mountain roads; one truck went out of control on a slippery stretch and plunged 50 metres (55 yards) down a cliff.

    In Lebanon, the snow cut the roads to most of the winter resorts, and the international Beirut-Damascus highway between Lebanon and Syria.

    Few vehicles could negotiate the steep roads to the winter resorts, and the Beirut-Damascus road was opened to drivers at their own risk.

    Hundreds of trucks use the Beirut-Damascus road to transport supplies to isolated villages in the Arab hinterlands.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA49AHD4ZQGIRWNBBWR1EG9UVOS
    Media URN:
    VLVA49AHD4ZQGIRWNBBWR1EG9UVOS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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