The Carpathian Mountains / Photo by Veronika Kordon

Weather forecasters have warned of a high risk of avalanches in the Carpathian Mountains in the western Ukraine.

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"On February 11, a considerable (3) level of avalanche risk is expected in mountainous areas of Ivano-Frankivsk region due to a thaw," the State Emergency Service (SES) of Ukraine reported on February 10, referring to the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, on January 30, in Zakarpattia region, traffic was blocked on the Mukachevo – Rakhiv – Ivano-Frankivsk – Rohatyn – Lviv highway (H-09) as a result of an avalanche.