Snowstorm and cold weather negatively affect life in Kazakhstan
While the roads between cities were closed to traffic due to snowstorm and cold weather in Kazakhstan, schools switched to distance education.
Heavy snowfall and cold weather, which has been effective in Kazakhstan in recent days, continues to affect life negatively.
In the country, icy and blizzard warnings were issued in 11 states, including the capital Astana.
The Ministry of Emergencies also reported that 37 inter-city roads were closed to traffic in the last 24 hours due to adverse weather conditions.
As a result of the decrease in visibility, an accident involving 9 cars occurred on the Astana-Petropavlovsk highway, while 23 passengers were rescued from the bus stuck on the road in Ulutau province.
With the announcement made by the Ministry of Education, distance education has been started in many regions of the country, including the capital Astana, where extreme cold is effective until a second announcement.
In the capital Astana, the streets turned white due to the continuous snowfall for a few days. It is stated that 39 thousand cubic meters of snow was collected by more than 2,000 trucks in one night in the city, where municipal cleaning teams work day and night.
In the city, where the temperature drops to 30 degrees below zero today, teams are clearing the main streets and streets from snow despite the cold weather.
Astana Governor's Office warned the residents of the city not to stay outside for a long time.