March 3, 2013. In some areas, Altai Krai been extremely rare for early March weather phenomenon — is rain. Huge snow drifts — the result of a snowy winter — covered with thick ice crust. On the roads — strong ice, reported in the Altai weather center.
Regional Emergency Management announced a storm warning due to adverse weather conditions — rain, according to weather forecasters, will pass in a snowstorm with strong winds of up to 25 meters per second. "At the throughout possible failure on the edge of transformer substations, transmission lines breaks, collapse of structures loosely held "- quoted by ITAR-TASS rescuers.
On throughout Altai Krai snow depth is greater than the rate of 150-200, and sometimes 300 percent. More than 50 settlements may be at risk of flooding in the spring.