Greatest snowfall since 1968 leaves many stores without bread and essential goods.
22 Feb 2015 – Heavy snowfall has paralyzed life for residents in the Salyan and Neftchala regions (near the Caspian Sea), according to the correspondent of Shirvan bureau haqqin.az.
As a result, high-voltage lines on the evening of February 21 discontinued supplying electricity to these areas. In the homes of the residents of Salyan and Neftchala regions there is still no light.
40-50 cm (16 to 20 inches) of snow on the streets made it impossible to travel, leaving many stores without bread and essential goods.
Unable to withstand the weight of snow, many trees fell on homes and commercial properties. Dozens of electric poles collapsed under the weight of snow. Residents were trapped in their homes In Neftchale a few people went to a doctor because of injuries resulting from falls on icy streets.
According to old-timers, the last time such a snowfall in the far 1968.
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