Rural road conditions worsen due to wet snowfall
The onset of wet snowfall since Saturday night and blizzards in some regions have maximized slipperiness of roads, increasing risks of accidents, warned the Traffic Police Department.
Asphalt roads from Ulaanbaatar to Uvurkhangai, Bayankhonkhor and Govi-Altai provinces, from Khovd Province to Bulgan Province, and roads linked to Yarant border checkpoint, Arkhangai Province and Baga Ulaan Davaa area in Bulgan Province are extremely slippery, according to reports.
The Traffic Police strongly advised drivers to drive carefully on these roads, or not pass through these roads if possible.
The Traffic Police gave the following checklist for drivers:
• Ensure fuel tank is full and that you have filled a fuel reserve container just in case.
• Change summer tires and those worn out or damaged.
• Ensure you have a good visibility of the road ahead through the windshield and choose a speed suitable to road condition.
• Wear seatbelts and wear warm colds in case of an accident or in case if you become stranded or lost.
The Traffic Police also recommended following all traffic rules and ensuring children’s safety.
In Ulaanbaatar, maintenance workers have been deicing roads to reduce slipperiness. So far, 7.5 tons of salt and special solution have been spread to ensure road safety.
Heavy snowfall increases slippers