Ru­ral road con­di­tions worsen due to wet snow­fall

The UB Post - - DOMESTIC -

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

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