Calm After the Storm: Icy Makarska Aftermath in Dalmatia

By , 09 Jan 2017, 01:12 AM Lifestyle

After the fierce bura wind brought ice to Dalmatia's Adriatic waterfront on January 8, 2017, the icy calm after the storm in Makarska.

There was no doubting the story of the day in terms of readership on TCN yesterday. 

No, it wasn't the wide-ranging interview with controversial Zivi Zid politician Ivan Pernar, 4 Croatian beaches in The Sunday Times top 50 for Europe, or a jewel of a find in a 1969 travel documentary on Hvar.

For while we Brits are often told we are obsessed with the weather, my experience is that Dalmatians are even more so. When the sun shines, as it normally does, we hear a lot about it. When it rains, that is also a topic of discussion, but when ice comes to the shores of the Adriatic and are expertly filmed by TCN's Vice Rudan, THAT is the story of the day

Makarska was calmer today, but still a little chilly, and Vice was out again, capturing a snapshot of this very unusual weather, as others flocked to see snow at the lighthouse. Some great video footage below.

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Croatia Traffic Info

  • Drive carefully on the A4 Zagreb-Goričan motorway at Varaždinske Toplice junction due to a possible animal on the road! Due to fog visibility is reduced in the central and eastern parts of Croatia as well as in Gorski kotar mountain area - on the motorways: -A1 between Karlovac and Mala Kapela tunnel, -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb between Bosiljevo and Ravna Gora junctions. Strong wind is blowing on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway from Kikovica to Tuhobić tunnel. The roads are wet and very slippery because of low temperatures, especially bridges and viaducts. Rock and land sliding is possible on the DC8 Adriatic road and on the DC1 state road. Drivers are invited to keep distance, to adjust the speed to road conditions and not to start the journey without the winter equipment. During the day difficulties can be expected in roadwork areas. Until 28 January 8am-3pm traffic is occasionally suspended on the DC8 Adriatic road at Rokića part in Šibenik, detour: Vidici junction-Dumbočica tunnel-Dubrava-Meterize junction. Due to winter driving conditions there is a traffic ban on freight vehicles with trailers and all other vehicles have to use the winter equipment on the following roads of Lika mountain area:-DC42 at Poljanak and on the section Josipdol-Saborsko, -DC218 Užljebić border crossing-Donji Lapac-Dobroselo-Mazin-Bruvno, -ŽC5169 Bjelopolje-Donji Lapac, ŽC5199 Šušanj-Štirovača, ŽC59125 Perušić-Čanak, -regional and local roads in Lika/Senj county, regional and local roads in the area of Perušić and Sveti Rok. Due to roadworks traffic is suspended: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko and Stupnik (Zagreb); -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing till 15 March, detour: Glina (DC37)-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica-Dvor; -on the DC34 Valpovo-Josipovac state road; -on the DC64 state road on the section Kršan-Vozilići, detour: Kršan-Nedešćina-Štrmac; -on the DC206 Valentinovo-Petrovsko state road; -on the DC228 Jurovski Brod-Ozalj-Karlovac state road at Ozalj; -on the DC303 Brajkovići-Kanfanar junction state road till 2 February. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road at Tušilović; -on the DC1 Sinj-Klis Grlo state road at Dicmo; -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica, at Podstrana, on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina, at Srebreno; -on the DC75 Poreč detour road, section Vrvari-Bijela; -on the DC303 Rovinjsko Selo-Brajkovići-Kurili state road. 15 November 2016-15 April 2017 winter equipment is mandatory on the winter sections of the state roads in Croatia (it includes four winter tyres or four summer tyres with chains ready for use).
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  • In the outbound freight traffic there are delays at Pasjak. Due to roadworks at Županja and Slavonski Brod border crossings delays can be expected. At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
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  • All ferries operate regularly.
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