Over 400 people got stuck on Almaty-Ust-Kamenogorsk motorway due to powerful snowstorm
Astana. January 21. KazTAG - Over 400 people got stuck on Almaty-Ust-Kamenogorsk motorway due to powerful storm, said Nursultan Nurakhmetov, official representative of the emergency situations committee of the Ministry of Interior affairs.
"Congestion formed on January 20 due to powerful storm on the 681 km motorway Almaty-Ust-Kamenogorsk in Urdzhar district of the East Kazakhstan region. Seven buses, 45 Kazmaz lorries, 30 passenger and eight Gazel vehicles got stock with appropriately 420 people," reads the message.
The representatives of emergency situations left for the scene to evacuate people, but some people refused to leave their motor transport.
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