Attention: a number of roadways are impassable

15:03 / 12.02.2020

According to information received to Crises Management National Center of the Rescue Service of MES from February 11, at 16:44 to February 12, at 13:00 due to weather conditions 170 vehicles were blocked on Sisian-Goris highway, Syunik Province.

“Goris RCM” Ltd and “Sisian RCM” Ltd implemented the roadway cleaning actions for the prevention of further accumulation of snow.

According to the data provided by Hydrometeorology Service, the snowstorm in the territory started on February 12 at 01:15-02:20, wind speed was 20 m/s at 10:00. According to preliminary forecasts the snowstorm will continue until 17:00.

Police workers are at the scene. There was no need of ambulance.

On February 11 from 19:10 Sisian-Goris highway, on February 12 form 05:00 Vardenyats pass, on February 12 from 10:40 Sotk-Karvachar highway are closed.

Before February 12, at 12:40 the rescuers took 170 vehicles and 279 people out of Sotk-Karvachar highway and moved to the temporary first aid strong points on the 12th km of Goris-Sisian and on Sisian-Ishkhanasar highways. The rescuers provided citizens with hot drinks. Some of the citizens were moved to the territorial fire and rescue squads where the citizens were rendered necessary aid.

Dear citizens,

Ministry of Emergency Situations urges all drivers stacked on the roadway to return and leave in case of weather conditions improvement.

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