09 January 2015, 08:23

Within three days, over 100 people have used the warm-up centre organized on Transcaucasian Highway in North Ossetia

Because of snowfalls in North Ossetia, the Transcaucasian Highway and the Georgian Military Road are still closed for traffic. The drivers who leave North Ossetia can only reach the dwelling settlement of Buron. Here, a warm-up and nutrition centre has been deployed for them; and within three days over 100 people have already used it.

"The warm-up centre was deployed three days ago (on January 5); and every day some 50 drivers come here. We offer them to warm up and have some rest. We have installed beds and can accommodate up to 10 persons," Soslan Tinaev, an employee of the Ministry for Emergencies (MfE), who is servicing the above centre in Buron, the Alagir District, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

According to the MfE of North Ossetia, on January 8, the snow depth in the area of the Transcaucasian Highway is more than 100 centimetres. Emergency services are in the state of constant readiness; however, due to the poor visibility, so far, the shelling of avalanche centres in the area is impossible.

"On January 6, four avalanches went down. One has been cleared off; and we went to clear off the rest of them. The work is at full swing," said German Fardzinov, an employee of the road service, adding that in the next two days the road is unlikely to be opened. According to his story, "in these places snow falls to the height of up to two meters."

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Emma Marzoeva; Source: CK correspondent

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