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

Source : 112 Ukraine

The law enforcers are serving in reinforced regime during the complicated weather conditions
16:51, 9 February 2021

National Police

In Kyiv, on Tuesday, February 9, amid the bad weather, the significant obstruction of transport traffic; cars are skidded. The armored personnel carriers and tractors are involved in the liquidation of the consequences of bad weather at Kyiv streets as the National Police of Kyiv reported.

“The law enforcers come to the sites, where they help the drivers to get the cars out of snowdrifts and tow them to the flat area of the road. The armored personnel carriers, cars and tractors are used for rescue operations,” the message said.

It is also noted that the law enforcers are serving in a reinforced regime during complicated weather conditions.

Related: Ukraine buried in snow: Traffic restrictions introduced

Besides, the police officers ask the drivers to be more careful, observe traffic rules and pay attention to complicated weather conditions. The pedestrians should observe the rules of road crossing and do not enter the roadway suddenly.

Earlier, it was stated that on February 8, heavy snowfalls expected all over Ukraine.

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

Today, snow is expected in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Chernivtsi, Khmelnytsk, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk regions. In Zakarpattia, Vinnytsia, Kyrovohrad, Cherkasy, Poltava and Dnipropetrovsk regions, the west snow with rain will occur with the ice-slick formation on the roads.

Due to the heavy snowfalls, the decision was made to ban the entrance of heavy vehicles to Kyiv and restrict the traffic in the number of regions.

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