In Kiev yesterday, 6 February, again a snowfall paralyzed the capital city: the roads were kilometer-long traffic jams and public transport is Packed.
Heavy snow began in Kiev on Sunday evening, February 5, rained all night and Monday morning. In the end, the capital was covered with a 20 cm blanket of snow. In KCSA assure that cleaning roads, courtyards and sidewalks brought all the equipment and people.
«Starting from 20:30 on 5 February, the «Kievatodora» continuously treated road network. And as of 8:30 February 6, the complex of works on clearing and treating roads from snow was held for the fifth time. But just two hours cleaned the road again covers the snow. During the day was used 1753 tons of salt and 1462 tons of sand-salt mixtures», — reported in the KSCA.
Also in order to relieve the capital in the morning has restricted the movement of trucks in Kiev.
Despite all measures and efforts, the city was frozen at a maximum, 10-point jams, and before lunch it was recorded more than 80 accidents. According to the service «Yandex.Tube», the long tube with a length of 10.4 km was recorded at 10:09. Stood Vatutina Ave., Moscow bridge, Bandera Ave, St. Teligi (from Mayakovskogo Ave. to str). 10:17 was marked tube with a length of 8.5 km on the highway Brest-Litovsk and Prospekt Pobedy (from the stop «Ukrchastotnadzor» Park «Nivki»). Tube for 6.4 km this morning on three areas. First — on the street, Blvd. Lesya Ukrainka, Basseinaya str., Bessarabskaya square, Blvd. Shevchenko, Victory square. Another covered Gagarina and Catholicity, the Paton bridge, Blvd. Friendship of Peoples, the street. Also stood Kablukova str., Naberezhno-Rybalska the seafront, the Havana bridge.
Authorities have urged people to change from personal cars to public transport. But it also happened on the morning of the collapse. Stops on the hundreds of passengers who just couldn’t get into the salons. For example, the real pandemonium was on the light rail stations.
«Stop, «gnat Yura» in the direction of the station. To leave, had to go to the opposite side, to get to the final «three» and from there to go to the station. And such was Poltava, about a hundred,» complained Alexander Mokienko.
Were overcrowded and platform orelectricity. «Kyivpastrans» warned that «ground transport is organized in a special mode of movement». However, what kind of regime is not explained. Therefore, the residents sneered: «Perhaps the absence of any graphics.»
«I left the car, wanted to go on the bus. In an hour, so it back to the Parking lot for the car» — says a resident of the Desnyansky district Igor Prikhodko.
On the impotence of public utilities and transport to the elements, the citizens have traditionally responded with irony. Standing in traffic jams, amusing comments about the «snow Apocalypse» left the drivers: «But the pits on the roads is not seen», «Guys, they say, in the subway there is no traffic», «Time to make the penguin», «it’s Snowing, the city stands», «Snow days, you have to declare public holidays and weekends», «10 points, and it’s not a rating for cleaning».
There are new snow «photoshopped pics». This time their hero became not only the capital’s mayor and workers of municipal services, but the meme-pet recent weeks «Idun» which «looks for» minibuses and spring, writes Natalia Mamchur in the article «Kiev survived the snow storm: megaproxy in the city and the assault transport» in the newspaper «Today».
The mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko released a video message in Facebook: «the Capital is again covered by a large snowfall. The next two days, forecasters also promise snow. All utilities work in the strengthened mode. All special equipment is on the streets. But has not stopped intense rainfall, to fully clear the streets too hard,» — said in the appeal of the mayor of the capital.
Vitali Klitschko urged drivers not to travel in the city without octoroi needed, instead, is to give preference to public transport.
«And those who are still left in the city, a car Park only in permitted areas, do not leave them on roadsides. Otherwise snowplows will not be able to properly clear the streets,» warned the mayor of Kiev.
Incidentally, the mayor asked the police to evacuate the car, hindering cleaning and safe movement of traffic. And to free cars stuck in snowdrifts, in different areas of the city exhibited seven vehicles and two vehicles from the structures of the State service for emergency situations.
All, according to the information SSES, during the night of February 6, the increase of snow cover in Kiev was 12 inches. It was expected that the evening will be another 7-9 inches of precipitation.
In gschs encourage pedestrians to move carefully on the sidewalks and cross the road only in designated areas. The only problem is
because of the drifts to make out where exactly these established sites, can be very difficult.
By the way, be careful not only to Kiev, but to those in the mountains. SES has warned that February 7 in connection with the projected snowfall in the Carpathians expected significant (third) level of avalanche danger.
Meanwhile, the people of Kiev are preparing for new challenges — to promised for this week the temperatures below -20C. Well, you can warm up with shovelling the snow. Spring meet hardened, writes Maria Prokopenko , in the article «the Day «Z»: jams and drifts in Kiev» in the newspaper «Day».
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