13 cars got into accident on highway near Nur-Sultan due to blizzard
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13 cars were involved in an accident on the Nur-Sultan - Temirtau highway due to bad weather, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of NC KazAvtoZhol JSC.
"On January 12, 2021, a road accident occurred on the Nur-Sultan - Temirtau section. According to preliminary data, the driver of a KAMAZ car, not observing a safe speed and driving distance, hit a Lada car. As a result, 13 vehicles made a passing collision. According to preliminary data, 1 person was injured, details of the condition of other participants in the accident are being investigated," the message says.
It is noted that from the morning of January 12, visibility was limited on the Nur-Sultan - Temirtau section, there were heavy precipitation in the form of snow and a strong side wind.
"The entire technical base has been mobilized on the road; work is underway to clean up the roadway. At 13:00, a temporary restriction on movement was imposed by the decision of the local police service, but despite this, high traffic continued within the zone, which increased the risk of accident situations", - added the company.
JSC "NC "KazAvtoZhol" asks all drivers to observe a safe interval of movement and speed limits, as well as to avoid dangerous maneuvers. In case of an emergency, you can contact the 24-hour contact center by short number 1403.
Note, earlier in nine regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan a storm warning was declared.