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Samara in the snow

January 25 2008
11:30

Realized the most dire predictions. The wind died down, but the drifts grew. Yesterday morning, Samara was unusually empty. The regional government requested all residents as possible not to travel by car, and absolutely do not leave the city, told it to. RU.

A day earlier rescue squad Togliatti MOE dug out of snow captivity several cars and a minibus Gazelle. Togliatti on the road - the village Suskan trapped 16 people. Among them - pregnant women and the disabled. When rescue workers cleared the road from Togliatti, a prisoner of bad weather was requested to evacuate the city. However, all travelers prefer to continue their journey home, where they got only closer to midnight.

Samara in traffic jams. Faces trams and trolleybuses, but increased stress experienced Samara Subway. Usually half-empty trains are now taken by storm, and the leadership of the Samara subway going in the evening to release additional trains on the line. "If we had carried 32-35 thousand a day, then here these days reached 53 thousand, - the chief of the Samara Metro, Vladimir Pletnev. - That is clearly increased the number of passengers."

Samara students received additional 2-day vacation. Emergency services are working without rest. At the moment they cope with the consequences of public accidents, which resulted in the district town of Krasny Yar remained without electricity, while another regional center - Bezenchuk - without the heat.

Emergency crews promise to give light and heat only toward evening. After lunch, the mayor of Samara, Viktor Tarkhov announced the introduction of the regime in an emergency. "Five minutes before it will sign the declaration of emergency in the city, but not in connection with the onset of the enemy to the outskirts of the city and its defense, and in connection with the natural weather conditions," - he said.

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