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GBU “Automobile Roads”
The city is expected to drop temperatures to 23 degrees below zero and wind gusts up to 20 meters per second.
An operational headquarters has been created in Moscow to coordinate the work of city services during snowfall and severe frosts. It was headed by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Moscow Government for housing and communal services Petr Biryukov.
The head of the municipal economy complex said that city services were put on high alert.
“For snow removal, the required amount of rotary and other equipment, small-scale mechanization equipment, as well as janitors and manual cleaning teams are used. The snow will be promptly transported to stationary and mobile snow-melting points for disposal, ”stressed Pyotr Biryukov.
After the beginning of the snowfall, the municipal equipment will start a continuous mechanized sweeping of the roadway and sidewalks and anti-ice treatment. This procedure will be carried out every few hours, depending on the amount of snow that has fallen. Also, on hazardous areas, primarily on the Moscow Ring Road and in the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas, a duty of trucks is organized.
On February 11, snowfall is expected in the capital, which will last until Monday. It will be accompanied by a blizzard, snow drifts on the roads, ice, increased wind with gusts up to 15-20 meters per second, air temperature minus 15 degrees. On Monday, it will drop to minus 23 degrees.
The amount of precipitation can be 20-30 millimeters, the increase in snow – from 25 to 35 centimeters.
The Deputy Mayor of Moscow said that low temperatures remain in the capital, therefore, special attention is paid to the city’s life support systems.
“At all enterprises of the municipal economy complex, a round-the-clock watch of responsible persons, operational and maintenance personnel has been organized, measures have been taken to ensure the uninterrupted functioning of life support systems and municipal facilities,” said Pyotr Biryukov.
According to him, 1.5 thousand emergency teams are on round-the-clock duty, which are equipped with the necessary materials and equipment. 2.5 thousand emergency power supply sources, mobile boiler houses were prepared, and reserves of reserve fuel were formed.
In connection with the snowfall, Pyotr Biryukov urged drivers to be more careful on the road, observe the speed limit, distance and, if possible, refrain from using personal vehicles, and pedestrians – to be more careful on the street and not hide from the weather under trees.
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