Almaty covered with snow
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Weather conditions have changed dramatically in Almaty. Since February 24, the townspeople have been observing rain with a transition to snow. As of 09.00, 20-30 centimeters of snow fell, in mountainous and foothill areas - 30-40 centimeters, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the city akimat.
In addition, the temperature dropped sharply in Almaty, to -10 degrees.
"In order to prevent ice phenomena, roads, intersections, exits of transport interchanges are treated with anti-ice materials. 560 units of equipment are involved, including 211 sand spreaders and 1,490 road workers. 4,867 tons of anti-ice materials have been used," the akimat said.
From 03.00 am, communal vehicles for shoveling snow, accompanied by patrol cars of the traffic police, drove onto the roads.
"Work is underway to clean sidewalks, pedestrian zones, public transport stops, parking areas, overhead crossings, public spaces. Work has begun on snow removal; mass removal is planned after the morning rush hour. A round-the-clock watch has been organized in district akimats to monitor the snow removal", - said in the akimat.