Over 100 settlements in Ukraine de-energized amid cold snap, blizzards

12:40, 23 January 2018

A total of 109 settlements in four Ukrainian regions have been left without electricity amid heavy snowfalls and dropping air temperature, according to the State Emergency Service (SES) of Ukraine.


In particular, electricity supplies have been disrupted to 68 settlements in Odesa region, 24 of those in Cherkasy region, another 10 in Kherson region, and seven in Zaporizhia region, the report said.

Five regional energy companies (oblenergos) deployed their repair teams in the area.

Read alsoEmergency sirens roar across Lviv as city council blames "system failure"In addition, work to restore electricity is under way in the village of Vylkove in Odesa region. Two SES mobile power stations have been put into operation to supply electricity to the local pumping station, two schools, and a hospital.

The settlement is partially provided with water and heat.

As UNIAN reported earlier, there is a snowfall in Ukraine in some areas today with the temperature below -8 degrees Celsius.

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