On Sakhalin shut down the ferry due to cyclone

На Сахалине закрыли паромную переправу из-за циклона

Ferry Kholmsk – Vanino closed because of the cyclone on Sakhalin, reported the far Eastern regional center of EMERCOM of Russia.

“The critical infrastructure of the Sakhalin region are operating normally. Airport and Railways are operating without restrictions. 11:00 (03:00 GMT) ferry Vanino – Kholmsk closed until weather conditions improve”, — stated in the message.

Also due to the bad weather temporarily closed the highway Okha-Nekrasovka-of vessels calling, Okha-between kolendo (North of Sakhalin). Rescuers fear that in these places the fishermen can go out on the ice, so in order to prevent accidents on the water travel there is restricted.

In readiness for liquidation of possible effects of the cyclone are 366 and 83 units of equipment of EMERCOM of Russia, rescue workers say.

On the eve of the forecasters predicted on Friday afternoon and on Saturday night snowstorm in poronajskiy, Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinsk, Smirnykhovsky, Tymovsky, Okhinsky, Nogliksky, Nevel, Kholmsk, Tomari and Uglegorsk districts with visibility less than 500 meters. The wind in these areas can reach 27 meters per second, and on the coasts — 33 meters per second. On Friday, the same weather is forecast for the Kuril Islands. There are possible heavy precipitation – up to 49 millimeters, and the wind increase up to 32 metres per second.