Schools close in many areas due to extreme cold, snow

State highway affected by landslide in Calabria

(ANSA) - Rome, January 11 - Snow and icy temperatures have led to school closings in many parts of Italy and some road accidents. Schools in about 15 towns in the Molise region have been ordered closed and temperatures below -2 have led to icy road conditions in Campobasso. Several schools also remain shut in northern Puglia, in the Foggia area. A landslide in Calabria led to the closing of the state highway 107 "Silana Crotonese" between Paola and San Sili on Thursday evening.
    Inspections were underway to see whether it could be reopened on Friday morning. In Sardinia, temperatures have dropped as low as -10 degrees Celsius.
    Schools will reopen Saturday as the cold snap eases. Temperatures will rise in Abruzzo, Molise, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily, forecasters said.


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