Heavy snowfall in Norilsk
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Heavy snowfall in Norilsk

October 15, 2020

Yesterday it was calm in Norilsk, but today streets and roads are covered with snow. Pedestrians and drivers are advised to be careful on the roads.

Now outdoor thermometers show +2 degrees, but the feeling of the weather is uncomfortable: the snow, under the force of the wind, flies straight into your face, burning your cheeks. Due to bad weather in all districts of the city, a day off was announced for pupils of 1-6 grades of both shifts.

Car owners must observe the speed limit and the interval between vehicles

The Norilsk – Alykel highway is open, but drivers are asked to be careful and take into account the weather conditions. It is icy on the roads, car owners must observe the speed limit and the interval between vehicles, especially near pedestrian crossings. Pedestrians should also be careful: slippery ice is hidden under the freshly fallen snow.

Not all equipment is ready to clean the streets yet

Snow removal in Norilsk has not yet reached winter volumes: not all equipment is ready to clean the streets.

According to forecasters, today gusts of southerly wind will reach 17-22 meters per second, sleet will fall. The City Department for Civil Defense and Emergencies also warns of the danger of water bodies entering the immature ice.

Text: Elena Stepanenko, Olga Polyanskaya, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko

October 15, 2020

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