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An additional 12 thousand employees of engineering companies were involved in snow removal.

Utility workers removed about 1.1 million cubic meters of snow from the streets of Moscow per day, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Government for Housing and Utilities and Improvement Petr Biryukov.

“Over the past day, utilities have removed about 1.1 million cubic meters of snow from the streets of the city. “About 60 thousand people work in a continuous mode, 13.5 thousand units of various snow equipment work”.

At the same time, heavy snowfall did not affect the operation of public transport. Metro, railroad and surface urban transport are stable.

In total, since the beginning of the bad weather, about 30 centimeters of snow fell. Cleaning is complicated by frosts down to minus 20 degrees at night and wind gusts up to 20 meters per second. Heating points are organized for employees of city services, field kitchens are working.

By the decision of the Mayor of Moscow, in addition to snow removal, about 12 thousand employees of engineering companies with their own special equipment were involved – GBU Gormost, SUE Mosvodostok, JSC Moskollektor, JSC OEK, JSC MOSGAZ and others. They are involved in cleaning the crossings and the road network.

In addition, the roofs of buildings are being cleaned, where, due to the wind, in some places the height of the snow reaches a meter in height.

“The snow continues in the city, and today we expect about four centimeters more. Our task is not stopping to bring out the increased number of people and make it so that it is comfortable to move around in the city, ”the deputy mayor stressed.

During a snowfall, city services clean streets, roads, sidewalks and courtyards around the clock, carry out a continuous mechanized sweeping of the roadway. During daylight hours, snow is also removed from roofs and protruding elements of buildings.

Snow is cleared from the main highways, more than 1600 bridges, underground pedestrian crossings, transport tunnels and fountains, as well as almost 13 thousand ventilation shafts.

Particular attention is paid to public transport stops – manual cleaning teams are assigned to them around the clock.

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