Heavy snowfall paralyses life in Azerbaijan

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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3 thoughts on “Heavy snowfall paralyses life in Azerbaijan

  1. BEIJING, Feb. 23 (Xinhuanet) — The Spring festival celebrations have been hit by snow and sandstorm across the north and northeast of the country, bringing traffic to a standstill in many areas.
    Sandstorms hit Inner Mongolia, reducing visibility to less than 10 meters. Snow and strong winds have forced some cars stop by the roadside in the northern parts of the region.
    Several highways in Northeastern China have been closed due to the heavy snow. Bus transport stopped in many places, forcing passengers to travel by train. Airports in Jilin were closed for more than 5 hours yesterday, affecting over 40 flights.

  2. No reports on the severe weather in Azerbaijan on BBC TV.
    By the way, its capital , Baku , on the Caspian Sea , is one of the oldest oil production areas in the world.

    This is where the Soviet Union formerly obtained all its oil.
    It’s also why Hitler headed towards the Caspian Sea in World War 2. He wanted OIL !!

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