2015-2016 winter weather season

Road closed north of Gudauri

By | February 4th, 2016|Categories: Roads update|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The S-3 road between the winter resort Gudauri and the village Kobi is closed due to high winds and poor visibility. Between Aragvispiri and Gudauri, and between Kobi and the Russian border at Larsi, trailers, semi-trailers and vehicles with […]

Schools, roads closed after heavy snowfall

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Schools are closed in several municipalities in Georgia from Tuesday due to heavy snowfall. The Adjara region in the southwest of Georgia is particularly affected. According to Deputy Education Minister Lia Gigauri, all schools are closed […]

E60 closed near Zestaponi, difficult driving conditions on many roads

By | January 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Road Department of the Infrastructure Ministry informs that trailers and semi-trailers from today are allowed to drive between Igoeti and Khevi on the Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze road. Restrictions have been lifted for all types of vehicles […]

Wizz Air flights rerouted from Kutaisi to Tbilisi

By | January 5th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

(Kutaisi international airport.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Bad weather in western Georgia has led to Wizz Air’s flights to and from Kutaisi airport being redirected to Tbilisi on Tuesday. According to United Airports of Georgia, the following flights have been scheduled on January 5: A flight from Tbilisi to Warsaw […]

Traffic problems in midst of massive snowfall in Georgia

By | January 4th, 2016|Categories: Environment|Tags: , |

Batumi’s palm trees are covered in snow. (Faecbook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Intense snowfall and strong wind is causing trouble for drivers on the E60 highway through Georgia and Batumi’s palm trees are covered in white. The Road Department now calls on everyone to avoid the Zestaponi-Senaki section of the E60 […]

Search for three missing near Lagodekhi continues by ground and helicopter

By | January 4th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

A helicopter is searching along the River Kabali (red). TBILISI, DFWatch–A search is continuing by ground crews and helicopter for three people who have been missing for eight days in the Lagodekhi area in eastern Georgia near the border with Azerbaijan (see map). Information about the missing people […]

Wizz Air plane unable to land at Kutaisi airport due to bad weather

By | January 4th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Several flights were cancelled due to bad weather on Monday at Kutaisi airport in the west of Georgia. Interpressnews reports that heavy snowfall resulted in the cancelling of the flight from Warsaw to Kutaisi and the return flight from Kutaisi to Warsaw due […]

Three persons missing in eastern Georgia

By | January 3rd, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A search is on for three men who went missing in Lagodekhi, in the eastern part of Georgia, three days ago. Rustavi 2 reports that four men went hiking in the village Mskhalgori four days ago, but they were separated in the strong wind and snowfall. […]

Traffic restrictions on mountain roads in Georgia due to snow and ice

By | January 2nd, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Snow and ice has made several roads unsafe for large vehicles. Here is the list of traffic restrictions published by the Road Department. On a section of the Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze road stretching from the 138 km mark to the 157 km mark, […]

E60 through Georgia cut off by flood for the third time

By | December 21st, 2015|Categories: Environment|Tags: , |

The water level in River Chkhara was still too high for repair work to begin on Monday. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A section of the E60, the main highway east-west through Georgia, has once more been cut off because a river spilled over its banks near Kutaisi. The damaged section is the 206th km of the Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze road, the same section which […]

Storm rips off roof in Tbilisi, leaving three families homeless

By | December 16th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–High winds destroyed the roof of a house in Tbilisi on Wednesday, leaving three families homeless. The wind also tore down a tree on Dadiani Street, which damaged electricity transmission lines, as a result of which households living on the street were left […]

Road Department warns: Slippery roads in north of Georgia

By | November 30th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Road Department in Georgia warns that there are traffic restrictions in mountainous areas. Due to frost, trailers, semi-trailers and other vehicles with more than 30 seats are asked to use snow chains from the 80km to 136km section […]

Traffic restrictions many places in Georgia due to heavy snowfall

By | November 22nd, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Road Department has established restrictions on road throughout the country due to heavy snowfall that started Saturday morning. From 188km to 198km of Zugdidi-Jvari-Mestia-Lasdili road in Svaneti and 142km to 157km of the […]

Flood severs main highway through Georgia – again

By | November 17th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The E60 was closed due to flood a second time near Kutaisi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A section of the E60, the Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze road in western Georgia, was damaged again on Sunday due to flooding. This is the second time flooding has damaged the road. After flooding hit a few days ago, repair work allowed the road […]

Georgia’s main east-west highway has been blocked for two days

By | November 13th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

Works at River Chkhara (Road Department photo) TBILISI, DFWatch–E60, the central highway through Georgia, has been blocked for two days due to bad weather. Vehicles are currently rerouted near Kutaisi in the western part of the country. According to the Infrastructure Ministry’s Road Department, […]

Strong rain triggered landslides in Adjara, Georgia

By | October 8th, 2015|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

A flooded street in Kobuleti. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Strong rain overnight Thursday caused flooding and landslides in the Adjara region, in the southwest of Georgia. In Kobuleti, a Black Sea coastal resort, railway traffic was cut off and landslides triggered in the highlands. No casualties have […]

Bad weather caused damage in three parts of Georgia this weekend

By | October 5th, 2015|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

A flooded street in Rustavi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia was hit by a spell of bad weather Saturday night, with hailstorm, strong rain and high winds. The hailstorm in Akhaltsikhe, in the south, lasted for almost one hour. In several villages, crops were destroyed and houses damaged. […]