Over 100 people evacuated from snow drifts in Almaty region
Due to the deterioration in weather conditions, strong wind, a snow-storm and zero visibility by regional branches of JSC National Company Kazavtozhol, RGP "Kazakhavtodor" and Management of administrative police of regional DIA the movement for all types of motor transport on the section of the highway "Saryozek-Koktal" from 3d km on 80th km is closed, BNews.kz correspondent reported.
According to Management of administrative police of DIA of Almaty region on both sides of the Altynemel pass on 45-67 km of the staff of the District Department of Internal Affairs of Kerbulak and Panfilov district posts are exposed.
Employees of DES of Almaty region for informing the population carried out SMS mailing by means of mobile operators.
However, despite it in DES, the message that, on the "Altynemel" pass of the Highway "Saryozek-Koktal" in a snow 20-30 automobile cars drifted and approximately from 80-100 people got stuck.
"On the scene, for evacuation of people the first the staff of department of emergency of Kerbulak district and a fire brigade No. 31 of the Saryozek item was directed. At the moment on the place works on evacuation of passengers and clearing of snow-covered sections of roads are conducted," the head of the press service of DES Azamat Zhurtbayev noted.
113 people were evacuated by noon. There were no injured among passengers.