Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sverdlovsk officials may pursue criminal charges over heating supply interruption in Polevksoy

Officials in the Sverdlovsk region are currently deciding whether to investigate last week's heating supply interruption in Polevskoy as a criminal act.

Last week, area supplier Gazex stopped delivery of natural gas to local boiling house Novaya Energetika at approximately 12:10 p.m. local time. As a result, 190 apartment buildings, seven kindergartens, six secondary schools, three hospitals and one orphanage were left without heating or hot water. In total, more than 15,000 residents were affected by the outage, Ural Business Consulting reports.

Service was finally restored the following day at 4:30 p.m. local time when Sverdlovsk regional Minister of Communal Housing and Utilities Nikolai Smirnov became involved.