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Winter struck the Kamchatka

January 8 2007

Came down on Sakhalin and the Kuriles powerful snow cyclone on Monday struck the Kamchatka Peninsula.

The peninsula is a storm warning. In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is snowing, the wind speed reaches 20 meters per second. The wind gradually increased to 30 meters per second.

Such a strong wind had not withstood a few power lines. Part of the city remains without electricity.

In the area of the village Ozernovsk, wind gusts reached a speed of 51 meters per second.

Closed airport in Yelizovo. Because of the snow and low visibility closed several roads connecting the external world with the village of Ust-Bolsheretsk, October and Milkovo. Improving weather in Kamchatka was not expected until the evening of January 9.

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