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Weather affects traffic in Siberia

March 10, 2013, 13:23 UTC+3

Over 300 mobile groups are patrolling 48 roads in Russia’s regions

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MOSCOW, March 10 (Itar-Tass) – Over 300 mobile groups are patrolling 48 roads in Russia’s regions, as yet the weather has affected traffic in Siberia only, EMERCOM told Itar-Tass on Sunday.

“Our 322 mobile groups are patrolling 448 dangerous parts of 48 roads,” the source said. “We have organised supporting facilities in the Far Eastern, Siberian and North-Western federal districts.”

On Saturday, due to the unfavourable weather conditions bus traffic at federal M-51, M-52 and M-53 highways was limited in the territory of the Novosibirsk region. “As yet, the limitations are lifted at M-52 only,” the source said.

At the same time, from 14:00 Moscow time on March 9, in Altai’s 14 districts commuter bus services were limited along R-380 and R-363. At federal highways M-52 and A0349, the bus communication has been restored. Bus limitations still remain on M-51, M-38 and R-402 in the Omsk region.

Besides, at 11:15 Moscow time at M-53 in the Krasnoyarsk Territory bus transportation is suspended between the 750th and the 804th kilometres.

The bus terminal in Krasnoyarsk offers food and rest to passengers. EMERCOM’s task group is located there now.


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