November 22nd Comprehensive report: 150,000 people in Vladivostok faced water and power cuts due to a blizzard in Russia’s coastal Krai recently. Experts said they hope to fully restore the power supply to residents interrupted by the blizzard within three days.
On November 19, 2020, local time, a car drove past frozen trees in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok.
It began to sleet in the Russian Krai from the night of the 19th local time. A large number of residents in the area face water, power and heating outages. The city of Vladivostok has been windy since the evening of the 18th local time. On the 19th, it has suffered from rain and freezing rain.
Mobile communication failed, ferry transportation was suspended, some bus lines were interrupted, and cars, trees and wires were frozen.
At present, the snow has been suspended, and power supply has been restored in some areas.
Mikhail Nikulenko, head of Vladivostok Grid, said that there are still 21 central heat stations in the city that are not electrified.
Boris Kube, a local meteorological official, said that the ice formed in some places is 12mm thick, which is the first record observed in the region in 30 years.
Photos and videos posted on local government and social media show that everything from apartment buildings to road signs to public transportation are covered with ice and snow.