The traffic is still complicated in Poltava and Cherkasy regions (central Ukraine) due to the bad weather. The traffic jams up to 20 km are observed in some places as the Emergency Service of Ukraine reported.
Thus, the traffic is complicated on M-03 highway between villages Krasnohorivka, Velyka Bahachka district and Chervone, Khorol district (the traffic jam is about 20 km long) in Poltava region. The police have blocked the traffic for the work of the snow removal equipment; the vehicles start to move periodically.
Besides, the traffic is complicated on the highway N-08 Zolotonosha-Lypove. About 50 vehicles are stuck there. The warming center is arranged inside the school building in the nearby Svyatylivka village.
The traffic is complicated on the N-08 Zolotonosha-Kremenchuk roadway near Tymchenky village, Chornobay district in Cherkasy region; about 10 vehicles are stuck in the traffic jam.
The traffic is provided on other roads of the state and local significance. The glaze ice is observed on some parts of the roads.
Maksym Zurian, the driver, who got stuck on the highway Kyiv-Poltava reported to 112 Ukraine that some parts of the road are completely snowed.
“I am driving for 18 hours and got stuck between Myrhorod and Romodan. The road to Romodan is completely snowed. The Emergency Service of Ukraine promised to send a tractor to clean the road all night long but it turned out in the morning that all tractors are broken and none of them can come. Two drivers of the trucks with the buckets, which throw the snow aside, stay there but there is a too much of it. They got stuck there and their work stopped at this point,” he reported.
According to Zurian, a few vehicles are trapped on this part of the road.
“There are four such persons as me; we drive between the bend on Kybyntsi and Bijeve. It is impossible to move past Bijeve to Romodan or Kyiv, and it is also impossible to return to Myrhorod as there is the snowdrift at the bend of Kybyntsi, and the broken tractor stands in the middle of the road.”
As we reported, 479 inahbited localities across Ukraine are cut off the grid due to the bad weather.