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Non-stop snow: Ukrainian regions got snowbound

Author : 112.ua News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

Residents of cities struggle to go about their everyday life, and the authorities struggle dealing with the consequences of snowfalls and free the city from "snow captivity"
15:39, 12 February 2021

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In Kyiv, as of the morning of February 12, heavy snow continues, there is no traffic collapse though. Public transport continues to operate as usual, while public utilities are clearing snow from the roads.

The main avenues and highways, where high traffic is usually observed, are cleared of snow. However, there are minor traffic jams in the capital, and, most likely, they will increase by lunchtime.

Most regions would face snow, blizzards, and the northern part of the country – Vinnytsia, Cherkasy, Odesa, and Mykolaiv regions – would have significant snow, the temperature would fall to 20 degrees below zero in the Carpathians. Sumy, Poltava, and Kirovohrad regions would be covered with wet snow and ice.

Due to worsening weather conditions, 86 settlements remain de-energized in Ukraine. Most of all – in the Lviv and Odesa regions.

Kyiv

National Police

Due to worsening weather conditions, schools and kindergartens are closed on February 11 and 12.

The Kyiv City Administration clarified that "the termination of full-time education for two days will become a real unloading of the capital's highways."

Related: Snowfalls, icy rains, ice-slick: Situation on Ukrainian roads

"Ukravtodor" State Road Agency of Ukraine recalled that due to difficult weather conditions, the Kyiv authorities banned the entry of large vehicles into the city.

These restrictions continue to apply to entry into Kyiv on the highways (M-01 Kyiv - Chernihiv, M-03 Kyiv - Kharkiv, M-05 Kyiv - Odesa, M-06 Kyiv - Chop, M 07 Kyiv - Kovel, N-01 Kyiv - Znamianka, N-08 Boryspil - Mariupol).

On the night of February 10-11, 418 units of special equipment worked on the roads of Kyiv. For several days the road workers have been actively removing snow from the streets, squares, and sidewalks of the city. Over the past day, as noted in the Kyiv City State Administration, 3953 tons were taken out.

At the same time, as specified in the Kyiv City State Administration, referring to the data of meteorologists, the snowfall in Kyiv will continue without stopping until Saturday evening.

Related: Ukraine buried in snow: Traffic restrictions introduced

Lviv

The current situation in the city was announced on Facebook this morning by city mayor Andriy Sadovy. According to him, the snowfall did not stop all night, and towards morning the intensity "only increased."

Sadovyi/Facebook

The mayor noted that the priority in snow removal was the main highways, which "made it possible to enter public transport routes."

Lviv's mayor also urged residents of the city to stay at home if possible.

Related: Snow, rain, ice slick: Rescuers reveal situation on Ukraine’s roads

Kharkiv

Kharkiv residents are waiting for a cyclone. "City X", referring to the regional hydrometeorological center, reports that on Friday, February 12, during the day the temperature will reach +9 degrees, and in the evening it will get colder.

Cooling will be accompanied by gusts of westerly winds up to 15-20 m / s and precipitation in the form of rain with a transition to snow.

State Emergency Service Kyiv

Odesa

heavy snow will begin in the region from February 12, Vgorode outlet reports. At the same time, the air temperature will drop significantly below zero – up to 7-12 degrees of frost, and the wind will increase to 17-22 meters per second.

Related: Severe weather in Ukraine: Armored personnel carriers work in Kyiv amid heavy snowfalls

Mykolaiv

Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych notes:

"From Friday, February 12, in Mykolaiv, as well as throughout the country, we expect a significant complication of weather conditions. Firstly, there will be a sharp fluctuation in temperature. Secondly, we expect rain, turning into snow. As a result, ice in all its manifestations... We are preparing equipment and reagent for roads. We are conducting explanatory work with the heads of non-communal institutions and farms. In general, we keep our finger on the pulse."

Rivne

In Rivne, as well as in Kyiv, schools were closed for the period February 11-12, transferring children to the remote control. Kindergartens will operate though.

Wet snow is expected in the city, and the daytime temperature will drop to -10 degrees.

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