The Transcaucasian highway was opened for traffic after heavy snowfall

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Ivanovata in photomacrography paintings of road from snowdrifts on the Transcaucasian highway. Archival photoThe Transcaucasian highway was opened for traffic after heavy snowfall© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Ivanovata the image Bank

Transcaucasian highway, which was closed to traffic due to heavy snowfall on Friday, opened to traffic on Saturday evening, reports GUMCHS in North Ossetia.

The Transcaucasian highway passes in the highlands and is the only road connecting South Ossetia with Russia. Friday Transkam was closed until further notice due to the ongoing heavy snowfall and avalanches descended.

«In connection with the ability to ensure the safe passage of the permitted movement of vehicles without restriction on the area town of Buron – Northern portal of the Roki tunnel in both directions from 18: 00 GMT Saturday until further notice», — stated in the message.

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