Rescuers predict disaster in the Altai Mountains because of snowstorms

Blizzards and ice, which are expected in the Altai Mountains in the middle of the week, can lead to accidents on power lines, increase the number of accidents and create an emergency situation in the region, the report said GUMCHS the region.

According to the Gorno-Altai forecasters, on Wednesday and Thursday in the republic are expected sleet, snow storms in places, on the road — ice, expected strong winds of up to 20 meters per second, in the afternoon on the passes and mountains gain up to 25 meters per second. In addition, the forecast meteorologists, the snow cover is established, the average temperature will drop.

"Due to the deteriorating weather conditions may cause emergencies caused by breakage power lines, a complication of traffic on federal highways and local roads, increase the number of accidents. EMERCOM Russia's Altai Republic reminds citizens to follow safety measures in bad weather conditions "- said in the prevention department.

Last week, on the night of Wednesday, the first snowfall in the Altai Mountains left without light half of the republican capital and residents of villages in the five districts. Energy eliminated the effects of the accident the day.

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