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Ice Storm Causes Devastation Nation-Wide

Ljubljana, 2 February - Sleet and ice caused an unprecedented devastation across Slovenia on Sunday as the icy grip on the country tightened to leave more than 100,000 homes without power supply and seriously disrupting road and rail traffic. Neighbouring countries have already responded to appeal for help.

Zdenska vas
Firefighters removing fallen trees from roads.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Zdenska vas
Firefighters removing fallen trees from roads.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Zdenska vas
Firefighters removing fallen trees from roads.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Icy grip in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Icy grip in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Icy grip in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Ljubljana
Icy grip in Ljubljana.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna train station.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna train station.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
The railway station in the town of Postojna in the south-west gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Rosana Rijavec/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Postojna
Postojna gripped by ice.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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