Authorities in the Kazakhstan capital of Nur-Sultan have declared a state of emergency after a week-long winter storm continues to pummel the city with strong winds and heavy snow, reports akipress.com.
Deputy Minister of Interior of Kazakhstan, Yuri Ilyin, declared the emergency over the weekend.
Since January 23, a total of 645 people have required rescuing from the snowstorms and accompanying drifts, according to tengrinews.kz. In addition, and over the same period, 133 stranded vehicles have been been dug-out and towed — 106 cars, 9 buses, 18 trucks, and 1 loader.
Transportation links to and from Nur-Sultan were cut on January 27, while all schools in the capital remained closed. A spokesman for city’s International Airport has confirmed that all flights have been cancelled indefinitely, for obvious safety reasons.
Emergency department chief Baurzhan Syzdykov has urged residents not to leave the capital before the state of emergency is lifted.
Syzdykov has also requested a shorter working day for all employees of the city.
Dozens of highways across the Central Asian country have been closed due to the recent severe winter storms, as the lower-latitudes continue to refreeze in line with historically low solar activity…
…with further heavy snowfall is expect in the region over the coming days:
GFS TOTAL SNOWFALL (inches) — JAN 28 – FEB 06
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