Railway traffic was disrupted for hours yesterday, after a poplar tree was felled right onto the tracks between Skopje and Veles.

The incident happened mid afternoon, and the disruption lasted until late in the evening. A train leaving from Skopje for Bitola was delayed for more than four hours. Two north-bound trains in Bitola and Gevgelja were also delayed in their stations until the tree was removed.

The loggers also damaged the electric supply, and the damage is still being determined.