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More than 12,000 remain in Central Russia blackout

November 14, 2016, 10:32 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Snowfalls and freezing rain hit the Central, Volga regions on November 10

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MOSCOW, November 14. /TASS/. More than 12,000 people still do not have electricity in Central Russia because of repeated grid failures, press service of the emergencies ministry told TASS on Monday.

"As of early Monday, in the Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod regions the supplies have been fixed, and without electricity in the Kaluga, Tver and Moscow regions still remain 156 settlements, more than 5.200 residential houses, where more than 12,400 people live," the ministry said.

Electricity supplies, which stopped after the cyclone across Central Russia, were restored on Sunday in 237 settlements, in almost 10,000 residential houses, where more than 19,800 people live. However, new failures happened in the Tver and Moscow region. The repairing works do not stop for a single minute, the ministry said.

Four districts in the Kaluga region still remain without electricity, and the region’s official Ruslan Smolensky said the situation will be fixed by 23:00 on Monday.

Snowfalls and freezing rain hit the Central, Volga regions and Moscow from November 10. On the very first day, blackout was in more than 1,100 settlements in the Moscow, Kaluga, Vladimir, Tver, Nizhny Novgorod and Kirov regions, where almost 80,000 people live.

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