Federal highway M-52 (Chui tract) in the segment of Gorno-Altai — Barnaul closed on Thursday due to snowstorms, ice and poor visibility to improved weather conditions, told RIA Novosti the GUMCHS the region.
"Due to adverse weather conditions — strong wind, storm, on Thursday from 11.20 local time closed highway Gorno-Altaisk — Barnaul. Rescue staff called automobile drivers to be careful and refrain from long-distance travel in this direction," — said .
He added that the movement will be restored after the weather to improve.
M-52 "Chuy tract" — federal road of 963 kilometers. The route goes from Novosibirsk in Altai Krai and Altai Republic to the border with Mongolia. On the territory of the Republic of Altai-way road, the nature of the relief primarily foothill and mountain, length — 539 kilometers. Currently under reconstruction of the road, which would increase it to four lanes.
Chui tract — the main artery of the Altai Republic, where there is no railway. This road is the main stream of tourists, more than a million each year visit the region. In addition, Chuysk implemented and international transport, in Tashanta is an international border crossing between Russia and Mongolia.