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287 snow plows, 61 brigades of manual snow removal clear Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The snow with rain, sleet slush, and black ice on the roads in some regions of Ukraine on November 14-15
14:23, 14 November 2018

Kyivavtodor

287 snow plows and 61 brigades of the manual snow removal clear the roads and pavements of Kyiv as the press service of Kyivavtodor reported.

It is noted that the workers of Kyivavtodor clear the pavements from snow, transport stops, paths to ground-based and underground pedestrian crossings in all districts of Kyiv from 9 am. They also strew the ground with mixtures. The workers use large-scale special equipment and not big maneuverable snow plows, which allow to clear the pavements promptly.

The service also reminded that it prepared 370 snow plows for the winter season, including the loaders of the mixtures for strewing of the streets, snow-loaders used during the prolonged intensive snowfalls for the removal of the snow. Moreover, 44 tractors and 9 mini-loaders for the cleaning of the pavement and transport stops were bought this year.

The worsening of the weather conditions is expected this night in some regions of Ukraine as Oksana Ozhyhova, the spokeswoman of Kyivavtodor reported to 112 Ukraine.

According to her, black ice and sleet slush are expected in Zhytomyr, Vinnytsia, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Cherkassy, Kyrovohrad and partially in the western regions.

“Since yesterday the headquarters on the liquidation of the consequences of the bad weather conditions works. Of course, the first days are difficult as we have a lot of the organizational issues. Today, the first session of the general staff took place at 8 am,” she said.

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The drivers are recommended to be especially attentive during the driving, to stick to the safe speed and distention, rules of the maneuvering as the patrol police of Ukraine reported.

“We draw the special attention of the transporters and drivers of the transport with fixed route to the worsening of the weather conditions. Stick to the traffic rules steadily and remember about responsibility for life and health of the passengers. The pedestrians, you should cross the road only at the appropriate sites and use retro-reflective elements at the clothes at the darkness at the places with poor lighting,” the police noted.

As we reported the first snow has fallen at the streets of Kyiv and Kyiv region today, on November 14. Besides, the special regime for the public transport was implemented, it works without observation of the schedule.

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