Snow­fall tests win­ter prepa­ra­tions

The UB Post - - Front Page - By R.UNDARIYA

It started snow­ing on the morn­ing of Oc­to­ber 25 in Ulaan­baatar. In the prov­inces, snow­fall started at night in large quan­ti­ties, which made ru­ral roads ex­tremely slip­pery and dan­ger­ous. In re­sponse to the poor weather con­di­tion, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties de­cided to tem­po­rar­ily close the roads in Bul­gan Prov­ince’s Nu­tag Ikh and the road to Er­denet and Darkhan. The roads were re­opened on Thurs­day morn­ing.

As of Oc­to­ber 25, many prov­inces have re­ported that slip­pery roads are mak­ing driv­ing dif­fi­cult for lo­cals. The traf­fic po­lice said ve­hi­cle col­li­sion re­ports have in­creased. The roads from Tol­goit to Vokzal, in­clud­ing roads to Dis­trict No. 1 and Ta­van Shar.

Lo­cals have also re­ported that buses have been break­ing down in the mid­dle of the road, ag­gra­vat­ing the in­creased pres­sure on the roads.

By 2:00 p.m. Thurs­day, the Traf­fic Po­lice re­ceived 177 calls re­gard­ing traf­fic ac­ci­dents. The traf­fic po­lice warned that drivers need keep a safe dis­tance from the ve­hi­cle in front of them and use win­ter tires, as th­ese are the most com­mon rea­sons for ac­ci­dents and col­li­sions.

Mas­sive traf­fic col­li­sions in UB on Oc­to­ber 25

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