Part of the ring road was closed in Yekaterinburg due to heavy smog

Part of the Yekaterinburg ring road (EKAD) was blocked due to heavy smog and zero visibility, the press service reported of the city traffic police. & nbsp;

It is clarified that poor air quality associated with peatland burning & nbsp; in one of the micro-neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city on an area of ​​120 hectares. Traffic police added that part of the road connecting the Polevsky sector to Mednoye was blocked. & Nbsp;

The Department of Emergency Situations recommended local residents not to open windows and cover them with a damp cloth.

Previously, it was reported that in 2020, in 34 cities in Russia there was a high and very high level of air pollution, six cities less than # 39; in 2019. Today, 9.6 million Russians live in very polluted air conditions.

The list of regions with the most polluted air includes Irkutsk region, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Buryatia, as well as Chita and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.



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