Christmas celebrations in Kamchatka canceled because of bad weather

 Authorities Petropavlovsk canceled Christmas holiday celebrations in the city center and fireworks due to squally wind and snowfall caused by the cyclone, said Mayor regional center.

Planned that the fireworks will be launched for the first time over the city at midnight local time (16:00 MSK). Also for the first planned broadcast of the New Year greeting the Russian president on the big screen in the center of Petropavlovsk.

"For the residents and guests of the regional center was cooked a big holiday program. However, bad weather has made some changes," — said in a statement.

According GUMCHS RF Kamchatka region, the cyclone, have already started to exert its influence on the peninsula, in the next few hours would bring down to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yelizovsky, Ust-Bolsheretsky, Milkovsky, Ust-Kamchatka area and heavy snow storm. Roads expected sleet, visibility 200-500 meters. Wind at night and in the morning Eastern, 23-28 meters per second in Petropavlovsk and the coast Elizovo district — 25-30 meters per second, in the south of the Ust-Bolsheretsky and Elizovo areas reach hurricane force winds — 40-48 meters per second.

Rescuers advised people to limit travel outside populated areas, if necessary move on the route to be extremely cautious. Tour groups and hunters advised to wait out bad weather in the settlements.

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