Russia – Blizzard blocks Orenburg-Orsk highway – again

Second time since Jan 1 – One person killed.

Russia: Blizzard blocks Orenburg-Orsk highway, the second time since the start of the year, reported in regional GU the Ministry of emergency situations.

The day before, on January 9, the Orenburg-Orsk route was closed because of a Blizzard until further notice. More than 235 people were sent to temporary accommodations in Orsk, Mednogorsk and Kuvandyk.

On 3 January blizzards blocked dozens of cars on the highway Orenburg — Orsk was blocked dozens of cars. Rescuers evacuated more than 80 people. 12 got frostbite. One person was killed. One women gave birth to a child right into a snow-covered car.

According to the MOE, today in the region is expected wind increase up to 22 meters per second and heavy snowfall with wet snow.

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