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Russia: Severe blizzard rattles through Kurgan region00:56

Russia: Severe blizzard rattles through Kurgan region

Russian Federation, Kurgan
April 07, 2020 at 20:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

A powerful blizzard hit the Kurgan region on Tuesday, prompting authorities to declare temporary restrictions on people’s movement.

Footage shows strong winds blowing snow over the town of Kurgan, as traffic signs, cars, trees, and bus stops showed signs of heavy damage due to the storm. However no casualties have been reported.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations announced that additional temporary restrictions have been implemented to curtail residents’ movement and limit access to public roads.

According to weather forecasters, wind speed is expected to hit 20-25 metres per second at night.

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A powerful blizzard hit the Kurgan region on Tuesday, prompting authorities to declare temporary restrictions on people’s movement.

Footage shows strong winds blowing snow over the town of Kurgan, as traffic signs, cars, trees, and bus stops showed signs of heavy damage due to the storm. However no casualties have been reported.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations announced that additional temporary restrictions have been implemented to curtail residents’ movement and limit access to public roads.

According to weather forecasters, wind speed is expected to hit 20-25 metres per second at night.

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