Tens of thousands of people were left without electricity due to snowfall in Central Russia. The blackouts occurred on the territory of Moscow, Kaluga, Tver, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl regions. In the capital had half of the monthly norm of snow, of ice was almost 900 accidents per day, at airports canceled dozens of flights and transfer.
Precipitation in the Central regions of Russia began in the evening on Thursday, continued throughout Friday and Saturday. The day before freezing rain resulted in many trees falling on the electricity cables and power lines and to the first victims in the capital. Saturday off continue operating in an emergency mode the emergency services warn about the gradual restoration of power supply.
On the website of the Central regional emergency center reported storm warnings and working on the roads: there deployed 27 mobile heating centers. It is also stated that the reserves of sand and salt mixture with a total mass of more than 4 million tons.
According to the press service of the Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation, on Saturday morning in three areas – in Moscow, Tver and Kaluga – were left without electricity 25 thousand people. In social networks, maliciously noted that the winter weather as it happens every year, was a surprise to the authorities and emergency services.
The most extensive outages occurred in the Kaluga region, where no energy supply has been almost 16 thousand people, more than 400 localities in 12 districts of the region.
Rosseti has announced that the restoration works involved 390 teams and 418 units. “To date, in the Kaluga region, where after hitting an ice storm was the most difficult situation, the most socially significant facilities and vital infrastructure (hospitals, boiler houses and pumping stations, kindergartens, schools, etc.) that previously was temporarily powered by the backup sources of electricity supply has already been translated into the everyday scheme of power supply, repaired the most serious damage to networks. The RISE, which was used for the organization of power supply of social objects, reconnecting to the apartment houses”, – quotes “Interfax” the message of the company published about 13:00 Moscow time.
In the Moscow region, as reported by TASS first Deputy head of EMERCOM in the region Alexey Pavlov, without light there are 76 settlements, 869 transformer substations, 2228 private houses, 17 of socially significant objects with the public. Only 5.6 thousand people.
In the Tver region under outage hit about 2.9 million people in 171 village 7 districts.
In the Yaroslavl region outage affected four districts, reported on the website of IDGC of Centre. Information on the number of objects and people, left without light, at the time of this writing, is not given.
Energy in Nizhny Novgorod region reported that the network began to fail after the third day of a wave of freezing rain in the night on Saturday. During the day there without electricity there are about 3.5 thousand people in two districts, all social objects are connected.
Rescuers and energy of the Central Federal district, which was affected by bad weather, plan to bring electricity to homes affected by the ice storm residents of the regions before the end of the day.
Putin in the Yaroslavl region
On Saturday in Yaroslavl region there arrived the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. He will hold a meeting of the state Council Presidium on improving investment attractiveness of Russian regions.
In the first half of the day Putin visited the plant “Autodiesel” in Yaroslavl. As transfers “Interfax”, the President was accompanied by his aide Igor Levitin, Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of OOO “Company “Basic element” Oleg Deripaska, the President of GAZ group, Vadim Sorokin, acting Governor of the Yaroslavl region Dmitry Mironov.