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Private entrepreneurs, military servicemen to help clear snow in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

If necessary, Kyiv will restrict the entry of large-sized vehicles
12:10, 5 January 2018

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In Kyiv it is planned to involve military servicemen and special equipment of entrepreneurs for more fast cleaning of snow on sidewalks and inter-quarter passages. This was announced by the first deputy head of the Kyiv city state administration Mykola Povoroznyk, the administration’s press service reports.

"The available resources are not enough for efficient and high-quality cleaning of the city during excessive snowfall, especially in the sidewalks and inter-quarter passages, so to avoid snow accumulation in these areas, we plan to continue to involve the military servicemen for snow removal. In addition, in case of significant worsening of weather conditions, special equipment of private enterprises for cleaning the territories will be used, "- said Povoroznik.

He added that one of the priorities of the metropolitan municipal services is snow removal at public transport stops, approaches to pedestrian crossings, entrances to health care institutions and educational institutions. It is also noted that during the deterioration of weather conditions if necessary, the practice of prohibiting the entry of large vehicles to Kyiv will be preserved.

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At the end of December it was reported that from the beginning of the autumn-winter period more than 47 thousand tons of snow had been removed from the streets of Kyiv to temporary storage areas. It was noted that from the beginning of weather conditions worsening, approximately 230-250 units of snow-removing equipment of the enterprises of the communal corporation Kyivavtodor 24 hours a day worked to eliminate the consequences of snowfall.

Also 40-50 brigades for manual snow cleaning worked during the day in the capital of Ukraine, and 20-30 brigades worked at night.  

As it was reported earlier on December 21, Kyiv’s municipal utilities services cleared 12.4 thousand tons of snow; the works have been running for four days straight, as snowfalls began on Monday, ceased on Wednesday morning but resumed on Thursday.

According to the city council’s press service, the Wednesday night’s works involved dozens of crews and hundreds of snow clearing vehicles.

The weather in Kyiv drastically worsened on December 18, when the city took 30 percent from the monthly precipitations of snow. Large-size vehicles were banned from entering the city.

Related: Public transport in Kyiv to not run on schedule due to snowfall

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