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Georgian-Russian vehicular traffic closed

Georgia Materials 14 January 2013 13:18
Vehicular movement on the Gudauri-Kobi road section in the direction of the Upper Lars checkpoint at the Georgian-Russian border has been closed today from 11:00 to 17:00 due to the danger of avalanches.
Georgian-Russian vehicular traffic closed

Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan. 14 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /

Vehicular movement on the Gudauri-Kobi road section in the direction of the Upper Lars checkpoint at the Georgian-Russian border has been closed today from 11:00 to 17:00 due to the danger of avalanches.

After a week's break, traffic started moving from Georgia to Russia after the road was opened early Sunday morning.

The Road Department told Trend on Monday that there has been a heavy snowfall at the Rikoti pass and the Nakerala pass in western Georgia.

The snow cover on the Rikoti pass reached10-15 cm. It snowed at 05:00 in the morning, but the pass has not been closed as the road is being cleared. However, if the snow does not stop, the movement of trailers and semi-trailers through the pass will be banned.

The movement of all kinds of vehicles in the Gudauri-Kobi section will be banned because of avalanches up to 17 hours.

The movement of trailers and semi-trailers will be prohibited at Gombori by the end of the day.

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