2016-2017 winter weather season

Gunman wounds four ahead of Georgia’s local elections

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Crime|Tags: , , |

People gathered outside the hospical in Marneuli, where the wounded Georgian Dream members were being treated. (1tv.ge.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A gunman opened fire at a local office of Georgia’s ruling party Thursday night, wounding four people, two days before nationwide local elections that will gage the government’s hold on power. The attack, which wounded a candidate for Georgian Dream, […]

Houses damaged, trees overturned by overnight storm in Tbilisi

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Strong wind hit Tbilisi Monday evening, uprooting tens of trees and damaging houses and street signs. Monday night at 10pm, the wind reached a speed of up to 32 meters per second in the capital. This qualifies as a hurricane, […]

Massive snowfall causing problems in western Georgia

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Massive snowfall is causing problems in western Georgia, especially the two regions Samegrelo and Svaneti, where the snow cover in some places exceeds one meter. An avalanche cut off an important road connecting Zugdidi and Mestia, the administrative centers […]

Man dies in avalanche in Svaneti

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A man died in an avalanche in Svaneti, in northwestern Georgia on Wednesday. The accident happened in Khaishi on the road between Jvari and Mestia. Rustavi 2 reported that the victim was a local minibus driver who had stopped his vehicle to look at the pileup […]

Snow and ice causing flight delays at Kutaisi airport

By | December 17th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

(Photo published by Kutaisi International Airport.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Several flights were delayed at Kutaisi International Airport on Saturday due to ice. The airport informed that the flight to Thessaloniki, Greece was cancelled, while also  flights to Warsaw, Poland and Budapest, Hungary were delayed for one day. […]

Locals rescue two youth from the snow after avalanche

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

The two youth were caught by an avalanche in the village Bodzauri. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two young people were pulled out of the snow alive Monday evening after being caught by an avalanche in a mountainous part of Georgia’s Adjara region. Locals helped the two survive the ordeal. They did not have life-threatening injuries but were taken to hospital. […]

Mountain roads in Georgia closed for trailers because of snow

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Roads update|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–There are road restrictions all over Georgia due to bad weather, the Roads Department warned Thursday. Trailers and semi-trailers are prohibited from driving between the 1km and 50km mark on the S-8 Khashuri-Akhaltsikhe-Vale road, […]