Part of the Yekaterinburg Ring Road (EKAD) was blocked due to heavy smog and zero visibility, the press service of the traffic police in the city reported.
It is clarified that poor air quality is associated with the burning of peat bogs in one of the neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city on an area of 120 hectares.Gorenje The traffic police added that part of the road from the Polevsky tract to the Copper was blocked.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations recommended local residents not to open windows and cover them with a wet cloth.
Earlier it was reported that in 2020 in 34 cities of Russia there was a high and very high level of air pollution, which is six cities less than in 2019. Now 9.6 million Russians live in conditions of heavily polluted air.
The list of regions with the most polluted air includes Irkutsk region, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Buryatia, as well as Chita and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.