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KRASNODAR, January 21. /ITAR-TASS/. The ice rain in Russia's southern Krasnodar territory on Monday left almost 100,000 people without electricity, the regional center of the Emergency Situations Ministry /EMERCOM/ said.
"The ice rain put out of order 108 voltage transforming plants and 83 transmission lines of the power grid, bringing the total outage to more than 50 megawatt," EMERCOM told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
Blackouts might have been more extensive had it not been for the counter measures taken by municipalities. On Monday evening, city services in Krasnodar went on round-the-clock duty. After the freezing rain, trees in the city turned began to look like crystal sculptures which emitted a melodious sound in the wind.
"The directors of companies servicing stretches of federal highways in the Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Adygea - the areas that found themselves in the storm warning zone - managed to ensure uninterrupted and safe traffic," Ilya Puzyrevsky, an expert of the public road system Kuban, said.
Special equipment is on hand to spray deicing agents and snow cleaning equipment is also on standby, Puzyrevsky said, adding that Kuban is monitoring the condition of road surface.