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On the Transcaucasian highway the day went off 85 avalanches

December 17 2007

Ret 85 avalanches recorded on Sunday at the Trans-Caucasian highway connecting North Ossetia with the South Caucasus, told Interfax-South on Sunday, the press service of the Southern Regional Emergency Center of the Russian Federation.

"On Sunday Transkame spontaneously descended 85 avalanches, eight more avalanches have been forcibly pulled down by fire specialists of the North Caucasus militant antiavalanch service," said the press service.

The agency's interlocutor said that the eight forced run-flat four avalanches came down from the ceiling of the roadway. The total amount of data avalanche blocked the road tightly, is 12,600 cubic meters of snow.

The press service reported that the Transcaucasian highway remains closed. Work on clearing the roadway will resume on Monday.

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