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Floods in Yakutia wash out 106 km of Yakutsk-Magadan road

June 13, 2013, 11:13 UTC+3
Ten huge washed-out hollows have developed in Tomponsky District of the Republic in a road section stretching from the 274th to 380th km
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VLADIVOSTOK, June 13 (Itar-Tass) - Floods in Yakutia (Republic of Sakha) have washed out 106 km of the federal road Kolyma section linking Yakutsk and Magadan.

Ten huge washed-out hollows have developed in Tomponsky District of the Republic in a road section stretching from the 274th to 380th km, blocking traffic completely, the press service of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (RME) center for Yakutia reported. Damage control operations are currently under way on the road. However, it is unknown, when they will be completed.

The Kolyma federal road is more than 2,000 km long.

In Amginsky District, water torrents have damaged a regional road running between the populated areas of Nizhny Bestyakh and Amga. Over there, on a 60-km road, eleven washouts have developed with an overall length of about 1,000 meters. Vehicular traffic there is difficult.

At the same time a slackening of the freshet is observed in territories in the floods-affected zone. Thirteen houses and 30 yard territories remain underflooded in two populated areas of Tattinsky and Megino-Kangalass Districts. Water receded fully from several villages.

The operations to eliminate the aftermath of floods, brought on by torrential rains and numerous rivers' overflowing their banks are involving 343 people and 114 units of machinery.

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