– Ice on Danube River 13-ft thick – Emergency situation in 6 Serbian municipalities:
Ice on the Danube at the Dalj Bend is four meters (13 ft) thick, says MUP Emergency Situations Sector chief Predrag Matic.
According to Maric, two more Hungarian icebreakers will arrive in Serbia to reopen the river to navigation all the way to Belgrade.
Maric said that low temperatures will continue until January 23, resulting in more ice forming on the river.
Serbia’s own two icebreakers – the Greben and the Bor – are deployed downstream from Belgrade, defending the hydro-power plant Djerdap (Iron Gate).
Maric also said that an emergency situation due to the cold weather and snow is still in force in six municipalities,
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