17 January 2014, Friday, 15:17

There are no traffic jams on federal highways in Bashkiria due to snowfall

author: Rozaliya Valeeva

In connection with a cyclone movement weather conditions worsened again in Bashkortostan accompanying with heavy snow, blizzard and snow drifts on the roads.

“The situation on the federal highways M-5 "Ural", M-7 "Volga" and P -240 Ufa — Orenburg, passing through the territory of the republic is developing due to the current weather conditions. Roads are in quite good state despite the heavy snow and wind storm”, the spokesman for the highway Samara — Ufa — Chelyabinsk of the Federal Road Agency Ildar Akhmadeev said. “In different parts of the road 138 units of equipment work: bulldozers, graders, rotary machines. 84 parking spaces are provided for recreation of truckers. There are no traffic jams due to weather conditions.”

Public utilities of Ufa work in an enhanced mode. More than 300 units of municipal vehicles are mobilized. About 140 units of vehicles are sent to the yards. More than 1000 people — janitors and road workers – went out to the streets to clear them from snow.

Total 732 units of snow cleaning equipment are used on the regional, inter-municipal and local roads, the press service of the State Committee on Transport and Road Facilities RB informs.

In the coming weekend it is expected cloudy weather with snow and ice-slick. Wind southwest up to 5 metres per second. Temperature will drop from 4-13 degrees below zero on Saturday to 20 degrees below zero on Sunday.