Snow cyclone hit the Kamchatka declared avalanche danger

Powerful cyclone brought to southern Kamchatka squally wind and snow, said the regional weather center.

Atmospheric vortex began to have an impact on a peninsula in the early hours of Monday. Wind force increased on the coasts to 23-28 meters per second, black ice on the roads, visibility is less than 500 meters.

Due to bad weather canceled classes in schools of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Complicated traffic. Traffic police recommended unless absolutely necessary motorists not to travel on the road.

According to the Kamchatka avalanche center, heavy rains caused the increased danger of vanishing large masses of snow from the slopes of volcanoes and hills. Avalanche until February 6, inclusive, in mountain areas Ust Bolsheretsky, Milkovskiy, Ust-Kamchatsky, Elizovo areas, including in the Kronotsky reserve, as well as volcanoes Viluchinsky, Kozelsky, Koryak, Avachinsky. Leaders of organizations working in the mountains, tourists, sportsmen and hunters encouraged to increased security measures and to abstain from visiting the avalanche slopes in the next few days.

According to meteorologists, within days the cyclone will move to the north and fall under its influence the central and northern parts of the peninsula.

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