Rus News Journal

In Petersburg the winter with snow

In a city has come there were the first suffered from ice

this week in Northern capital for the first time snow has dropped out. City streets and prospectuses have become covered by a white carpet almost a month later, than last year. The pall height has made 0,7 centimetres, and in the central areas has reached 2,7 centimetres.

to secure townspeople against ice, on streets there were 114 units of technics (peskorazbrasyvatelej).

As have told to us in State Unitary Enterprise Spetstrans this year the city has bought 100 thousand tons of sand and 120 thousand tons of salt.

by the way, last two years of salt it is used slightly less - 20 grammes on square metre (earlier - 50).

All a city from snow is cleaned by 14 specialised enterprises. They have 1616 units of technics.

however, despite all reasonable efforts, in a city all - taki there were the first suffered from ice. Only in one traumatologic branch of Aleksandrovsky hospital for the last days 30 persons have arrived.

the INQUIRY

last year the first snow has dropped out in the end of October. It is literally in some hours has reached a pall in 6,5 centimetres.

the authorities of Moscow in quality protivogolelednogo a material use a difficult chemical compound. Unlike salt it does not spoil footwear, but costs in 7 times more expensively Petersburg sand and salt.

hope KOSITSKY.
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