Ice rains in Ukraine cause major ice-slick, obstruct traffic
173 Ukrainian towns were left without electricity and situational mode were introduced for transport
Ice rains that started on December 10 caused a major ice-slick situation in Ukraine. In Kyiv, traffic jams formed in the morning due to ice. Transport runs with a deviation from the schedule
173 Ukrainian towns in three regions were left without electricity as a result of weather conditions. This was reported by the Emergency Service of Ukraine.
The towns and cities were de-energized in the Kyiv (79), Zhytomyr (58) and Chernivtsi (36) regions. Brigades of regional power distribution companies were involved in the restoration of power supply.
“On December 10, due to worsening weather conditions (rain at sub-zero temperatures), in order to prevent accidents and traffic jams, a temporary restriction of the movement of large-sized vehicles and buses on national roads was introduced during the processing of the road surface with special equipment of Ukraine’s Road Service,” the message says.
Restrictions on the movement of such vehicles were introduced in Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Rivne, Ternopil and Khmelnytsky regions.