Snowfall paralyzed traffic and airport operations in the Baikal region

Snowfall paralyzed traffic and airport operations in the Baikal region

In Baikal closed vehicular traffic, canceled flights airplanes and all that — because of the powerful snow storm. Movement of passenger vehicles closed all roads, including the federal highway "Baikal".
"If before 13:00 local time (8:00 chaov Moscow time) traffic was closed on the Alexander, Kachug, Baikal highway, federal highway M-55" Irkutsk-Chita, "then later from the regional department of traffic police has been informed about the closure of the route M-53 "Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk," — ITAR-TASS referring to the Directorate of intercity bus terminal.
Seven flights, however, canceled the Irkutsk International Airport, five to two on arrival and departure. And this despite the fact that, due to repair the runway at the airport is open day for the An-24, An-26 and Yak-40. In Irkutsk were unable passengers from Ust-Kut (two trips), Lensky, Ulan-Ude, Kirenska. In addition, in Irkutsk stuck passengers who had to fly to Bratsk and Novosibirsk.
According to the weather forecast, snow will continue until the evening, and possibly at night.

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