Amber alert announced in Kyiv on October 27 due to thick fog, the press service of Kyiv City State Administration reports.
“Thick fog is expected in Ukraine’s capital in the morning on October 27, with the visibility limited to 200-500 meters – amber alert,” reads the statement.
The drivers are advised to reduce their speed; to turn the fog headlights on together with the passing light; keep a safe distance with other cars, turn on the emergency brake light when stopping; avoid aggressive maneuvers on the road.
As we reported earlier, there are smog and thick fog for over a week already in Kyiv. Thick fog is making air navigation and driving dangerous.
Local authorities say it is a casual kind of weather due to the extreme humidity rate, but some citizens assume it is due to the high atmospheric pollution. On Thursday, the Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechetkin said there was no significant air pollution spotted on the territory of Ukraine, so there are no reasons for panic. The next day he again reassured that in spite of the thick fog covering Ukraine, there is no considerable growth in the rate of air contamination in Ukraine. Though people smell car exhaust emissions and the atmospheric quality air index is several dozens hire than usually.