Hundreds of Romanian tourists were still blocked in Northern Bulgaria on Friday morning but the Romanian Embassy in Sofia announced that they were expected to be able to leave soon. Bulgarian authorities, on the other part, assured that they will unlock the roads by Friday afternoon the latest after heavy snow storms over the past two days.

The tourists are blocked in Stara Zagora, Cazanlic, Razgrad, Tsar Kaloyan and Pleven areas heavily affected by the snow storm that hit Bulgaria.

Those tourists who managed to reach the Romanian border faced problems with the Bulgarian police as they refused to turn their car and stop until the snow storm is be over.

Some 1300 Romanian citizens were reported blocked in Bulgaria at the peak of the snow storm on Thursday.