Part of the Trakia motorway area that had been sealed off for almost 24 hours was reopened on Saturday afternoon, the Road Infrastructure Agency has said.

The section concerned is at Karnobat traffic hub, en route to Sofia, with traffic yet to be restored toward the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Earlier, the road between Karnobat and Aytos, used as a bypass route alternative to Trakia motorway but closed after the chain crash on Trakia, was also relaunched.

Authorities will work hard to reopen Trakia en route to Burgas, Focus News Agency quotes outgoing Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova as saying.