Rescuers warn of disaster in the Altai Mountains because of frosts

Extreme cold as minus 35 degrees can trigger this week in the Altai Republic breaks power lines, as well as complicate the situation on the roads, according to the early warnings GUMCHS the region.

According to authorities, in the next week in the Altai Republic is expected to fall in air temperature at night to minus 22-27 degrees, some nights — to minus 30-35 degrees during the day — minus 12-17 degrees.

"It is possible emergencies caused breakage of transmission lines, a complication of traffic on the federal highway and local roads, increase the number of accidents (glaze phenomenon), failure of a utility, man-made fires," — said in a statement.

Rescuers warn the public and ask people to be careful.

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