Hundreds of passengers stranded at the airport due to heavy snowfall in Irkutsk

Snow cyclone struck the Irkutsk region on April 22. Two days had the monthly rainfall. Because of the strong storm Irkutsk International Airport was closed to send and receive all types of aircraft. Detained 20 flights, five sent to alternate airports — in Krasnoyarsk, Bratsk, Chita, Ulan-Ude.

Airport resumed operations at 20.00 local time (15.00 MSK).

On Sunday, heavy traffic was halted and public transport on all routes of the regional and federal levels. To clear the roads of attracted 307 people and 147 vehicles.

Eliminate the effects of the snow storm had, and energy. Strong winds snapped power lines and left thousands without electricity 16.5 inhabitants of Irkutsk region. According IESK in restoration work involved 71 crew and 55 units of special equipment.

According to weather forecasts, April 26, Irkutsk region, a cold front will be covered again, which would also cause heavy precipitation and strengthening north-westerly winds up to 21 meters per second.

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