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Transcaucasian highway paralyzed

December 15 2007

On the mountainous section of the Trans-Caucasian highway connecting Russia with the Transcaucasus, a massive avalanches.

On both slopes, river gorge Zakkadon, on which lies the road, marked by avalanches of varying intensity. However, to assess the avalanche situation at the site of the checkpoint Transkama Lower Zaramag to the North portal of the Roki tunnel as a whole is not yet possible. As reported in the MOE, in the highlands is the snow storm, snow depth is more than a meter, the visibility is almost zero, so that an avalanche of exploration is fraught with real risk to human life.

Traffic on the highway is interrupted due to adverse weather conditions Thursday night, reports the Moskovsky Komsomolets. "

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