Driving to Transcarpathia is dangerous!

10 January 2015 11:04  73689146 090107
Driving to Transcarpathia is dangerous!

Last night, due to considerable warming, there were several avalanches in Transcarpathia - snow masses slid on roads, primarilly in mountainous areas of the region.

Therefore, the regional authorities "mobilized" road services that are working at the sites of avalanches. The largest masses of snow slid in Rakhiv and Tyachiv districts, the press service of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration informed.

Overall, in two days, over 150 mm of snow fell in lowlands and 60 cm - in mountainous areas of the region. Last night alone, within three hours, about 60 cm of wet snow fell in Rakhiv and Tyachiv districts, when the temperature had risen to zero, this led to strong avalanches.

According to the chief of the Road Service in Transcarpathian region Mykhailo Popovich, the largest avalanche came down on the 153rd km of the road Mukachevo-Rohatyn (near Dilove) at 00.30. Snow mass of over 400 cubic meters blocked the traffic on the highway. Together with the traffic police and rescuers, road workers restored the traffic on one lane of the road, cleaning works continue.

In Tyachiv district, there were about two dozen avalanches. On the road Neresnytsya - Shyroky Luh, there were 18 local avalanches of up to three thousand cubic meters. As of 10.00, the traffic on one lane of the road was restored, services are working on further cleaning.

The Service representative informs: road organizations engaged 92 units of snow-cleaning and road equipment. In general, traffic in the region is free, at sites of avalanches, it is difficult. Currently 53 units of equipment are on duty, work on the local road network continues.


Forecasters and the Road Service warn: high risk of avalanches remains in the region.

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