In the Novosibirsk region opened the ice road across the Ob

on Tuesday, January 21, between the villages Spirino and Chingisy Ordynsky district of the Novosibirsk region opened the first for this winter ice crossing.

the Length of the ice road is 1.8 km away — now local residents do not need to overcome a 100-kilometer detour by road around the Novosibirsk reservoir. Ice thickness from 34 to 40 inches, which, according to rescuers, to allow vehicles weighing up to 2.5 tons. The ferry operates from 7:00 to 19:00.

— Open the crossing is equipped with rescue posts where there are all necessary means of rescue on the ice, installed signs and notices that set forth the rules of using the road on the pond. With two sides of ice crossing the barriers and cleared driveways. On the spot are on duty 4 people are trained to provide timely assistance to the rescuers. Ready are always three pieces of equipment necessary for evacuation, warming, clearing drifts and transport from the ice equipment, — said head of Department of safety of people on water objects of the Main Department of EMERCOM of Russia for Novosibirsk region Yury Karpov.