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NOVOSIBIRSK, December 28. /TASS/. A powerful cyclone from the North of the country brought heavy snowfall to the southern part of Western Siberia, in the morning on the roads formed many kilometers of traffic jams. So, for the night of 28 December in the Novosibirsk region and the Altai territory had the ten-day rainfall, said on Thursday TASS the head of the Novosibirsk meteorologist Anna Lapchik.

“In the Altai region tonight, the precipitation was observed up to 8 mm, which, of course, much – per night had the ten-day norm of precipitation for this region. There was a very strong wind to 25-29 meters per second; we were expecting it, was given a storm warning. In the Altai Republic wind mountain reached 29 m/s In the Novosibirsk region, the rainfall was of the same intensity, the night also fell almost ten-day norm of precipitation, wind South – East, the districts were increased to 21-25 m/s”, – she said .

Bad weather, according to forecaster, caused the collision of two cyclones – warm from the cold of Kazakhstan and the Urals. “These contrasting air masses contributed to the formation of considerable cloudiness and precipitation intense precipitation,” – said Lapchick.

In the second half of the night the cyclone moved to the districts of the Kemerovo region. At the airport of Novokuznetsk, there was a very strong wind up to 25-27 m/s.

“For tonight in Tomsk fell half decadal rainfall. Today the snow height is 49 inches, and yesterday it was 41 centimeters,” he told TASS head of the Department of meteorology of the regional hydrometeorological centre Svetlana Rutina.

Tube to 9 points

A large amount of snow led to traffic jams on the roads of regional centers. Beginning in morning rush hour, for dinner, they only intensified. The Service “Yandex.Tube” estimates traffic congestion in Novosibirsk and Barnaul in 9 points, in Tomsk – 8, in Kemerovo – 7 points out of a possible 10.

According to the Department of transport and road improvement complex of the Novosibirsk mayor’s office, during the day and 27 night 28 Dec with the roads of the regional center exported more than 8.6 million cubic meters of snow have been dumped about 1.5 thousand tons of sand-salt mixture. Working around the clock to 516 units.

“The weather conditions made us work in the strengthened mode all night. There were areas where the roadway has Perello a thick layer of snow. Equipment was worked to the limit. Tried to do everything in the morning to ensure free passage of motor transport”, – told reporters on Thursday morning, the chief of Department of an accomplishment and gardening of the mayoralty of Novosibirsk Yury Serdyuk.

In Barnaul on the night of 27 to 28 December all services were put in high alert mode: on the trunks are 102 pieces of equipment that have cleared the road. As reported TASS the press service of the city administration, the streets have taken out about 2,5 thousand tons of snow. On Thursday the cleaning is underway.

As reported TASS in the press-service of administration of Kemerovo, in the last day from the streets of the city exported about 7.5 thousand cubic meters of snow. The day shift came out of 136 units of snowplows and road 237 workers involved in the cleaning of bus-stations, approaches to pedestrian crossings. “Despite the bad weather, the city is not worth it. There is a standard difficulty during peak hours, but with snow they are not connected – it is new year times, people go shopping, to visit”, – noted in the administration.

In turn, the press-service of administration of Tomsk announced that on behalf of mayor Ivan Klein on the increase in the number of vehicles involved in clearing the roads, utilities, on Thursday will organize work on the main city highways. Municipal spetsavtokhozyaystvo on Thursday afternoon on cleaning of streets Tomsk output 173 units of equipment, about 130 people clean sidewalks by hand. The heads of districts of Tomsk subcontractors, and managing companies authority recommended to immediately undertake the cleanup of the yards. And employees of “Sanitary militia” will check the operation of management companies for cleaning of roofs from snow and naledi.