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Powerful snow cyclone paralyses traffic on Sakhalin

April 04, 2012, 11:38 UTC+3
The cyclone will affect the island until Thursday morning
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VLADIVOSTOK, April 4 (Itar-Tass) — A powerful snow cyclone in the south of Sakhalin has paralysed the motor road, sea and air transport traffic. The airport of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk does no receive planes, the Vanino – Kholmsk ferry service is not working, the roads between the towns of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Korsakov, Kholmsk, Dolinsk, Nevelsk and other populated localities are closed. The wind speed reaches 30 metres per second, there is a strong snowstorm, visibility is less than 500 metres, according to weather forecasters.

c. The Sakhalin motor road administration receives information about cars stuck in snow, such reports are verified. Snow-cleaning equipment due to the extremely low visibility cannot start the road cleaning operation.

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