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.