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IRKUTSK, December 22 (Itar-Tass) — Heat supply has been restored in the Kirensk District in Irkutsk Region's north, where the breakage of a power transmission line wire entailed a cutoff in electricity supply to houses inhabited by more than 20,000 people over 24 hours ago, a city administration official told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
Almost all diesel stations and boiler-rooms have been switched on for reserve heat supply to vital facilitites in the town of Kirensk and Kirensk Region. They all are now operating in a standard mode, with the exception of those in Gar (slash) neighbourhood and the Shkolnaya (school) boiler-room in Petropavlovsk Village.
Air temperature in the area has plunged to 20 degrees below zero, Celsius.