KIEV, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Heavy snow has blanketed six regions in western Ukraine, causing power outages and disrupting public transport, the State Service for Emergencies said Friday.
Public transports were stuck as a result of a snowfall of 38 millimeters in Lvov city over the night. Some bus and trolley buses services were canceled, while at least four trams derailed.
Officials also reported traffic jams on international highway linking the Ukrainian capital and the Hungarian border.
In Ternopol region, snowfalls led to the closure of schools and traffic disruptions.
Heavy snow, sleet and powerful winds brought down power lines in some 64 villages across six regions.
Emergency workers are struggling to clear the snow and ice to restore public transport functioning and power supply.