Snowfall in the Leningrad region in the first ten days of December exceeded the monthly rate of 2.5 times, the government has mobilized the entire fleet of snow plows, but in some areas, traffic is hindered, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, press officer of the regional administration.
According to him, heavy snowfall hit the region in November. "In December, the weather conditions did not yield to the November, rainfall exceeded the monthly rate of 236%," — said the spokesman.
Interviewee of the agency said that in the current conditions of the road equipment worked and continues to work in the emergency mode. According to the press service, today road complex area totals about 830 units of special cleaning equipment. Control of snow plows is done through an automated satellite system GLONASS.
"In spite of the measures taken in some areas the traffic is difficult," — said the press officer.