Kerch ferry suspended work in three hours after opening

Керченская переправа приостановила работу через три часа после открытия

The work of Kerch ferry crossing suspended on Saturday morning due to strong winds, according to the Crimean Department of the emergency situations Ministry.

Kerch ferry, closed in the night from Friday to Saturday due to bad weather, resumed work at 7.15 am informed earlier, the Ministry of emergency situations.

“At 10:10 the work of Kerch ferry crossing is temporarily suspended due to adverse weather conditions (wind),” — said in a new message, the Crimean rescuers.

On Saturday, in the Crimea expected heavy rain, wet snow, sometimes very heavy precipitation, black ice on the roads, very strong South-West changing to North-westerly wind of 25-30 meters per second, sometimes a hurricane of 33 meters per second.

Kerch ferry (port Krym — port Caucasus) and the airport “Simferopol” are the main transport artery linking the Crimea Peninsula with mainland Russia. Currently under construction across the Strait of Kerch bridge length of 19 km, which will be the longest in Russia. The term of commissioning of the motorway bridge — at the end of 2018, the railway in 2019.

Керченская переправа приостановила работу через три часа после открытия

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