Led by Prime Minister Denis Pasler, the Sverdlovsk Region Emergency Commission met to develop plans to remove ice from 19 bridges in the Sverdlovsk region.
Saying safe travels are crucial to Sverdlovsk’s citizens and its growing economy, officials in the Sverdlovsk region plan to prioritize the allocation of resources and blast ice off 19 area bridges.
Another issue addressed in the meeting is flood preparation. Alexei Kuznetsov, minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Sverdlovsk region, recently projected spring flood levels. Estimated flood measurements for the Ufa and Tavda basins is higher than usual, and experts also expect high levels in the Sverdlovsk region’s other rivers.
"Over the past two years, we were able to solve problems and provide alternative safe passage during floods across bridges and roads,” Pasler said. “I ask the Ministry of Transport and Communications this year to continue its efforts. Although we have previously forecast favorable conditions and large floods are not expected, we have to be ready.”