Russian Prime Minister instructed the head of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, Alexei Chekunkov, to go to Vladivostok, which suffered from powerful ice rains. This is reported on website government.

In Vladivostok, the minister will have to create a working group, which will include representatives of seven more ministries.

According to the government, freezing rains and strong winds led to an avalanche-like breakage and damage to power lines, which left 130,000 people in 21 settlements in Primorye without electricity. Currently, 120 brigades of power engineers are working there, and the Ministry of Emergency Situations has been additionally sent.

Earlier it was reported that due to the elements, the authorities of the Primorsky Territory decided to close the bridge connecting the Russky Island with Vladivostok. Its shrouds are icy, so it can be dangerous for cars to drive on it. In addition, because of the storm, ferries were canceled, and because of the icing of the tracks, the railway service was suspended. Some residents of the city and its environs also complained about cuts in heating, water supply and problems with the Internet. Field kitchens were opened in the city for residents.

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