It is snowing heavily in Kyiv, according to the broadcasters, 10 – 15 sm of snow is expected, with 15 – 20 m/s wind gusts.
The 112 Ukraine TV channel correspondent reported that Kyiv municipal services had already started clearing the streets from snow.
“This morning we checked the major roads of the capital, city crews are working. We saw snow grooming equipment and hand cleaning teams. However not all the roads are cleared from snow properly, we saw a lot of snow on the roads. Utility providers promise that the situation will be significantly better in several hours,” the journalist reports.
At the same time, the Kyiv State City Administration announced 390 units of heavy equipment and 50 hand cleaning teams to be involved.
As of 8:40 a.m the traffic is heavy.
Ukrainian cities face an acute problem of snow removal in winter. The snow detain road traffic and pedestrians, causes huge traffic jams, large number of car accidents and injuries. Thus the seasonal snowstorms expose municipal and management gaps in dealing the problem.