The thaw that came in Moscow after heavy snowfalls, which lasted almost the whole of January, leads to snow falling from the roofs of buildings, ice and icicles falling. Muscovites were urged to report the identified accumulations of snow, icicles on the roof, peaks or facades of buildings. Local residents are advised not to approach the walls of such buildings and not to park cars near them.
“Work is being carried out everywhere to remove snow and ice formed due to fluctuations in air temperature between negative and positive values, roofs and protruding elements of the facades of buildings,” the message on the Telegram channel “City of Moscow” says.
It is noted that fences have been placed at the work sites, for which Muscovites were asked not to enter for security reasons.
“2.9 thousand teams of roofers and about 300 aerial platforms are involved in the work,” the mayor’s office said.
Works on clearing roofs and facades are going to be completed before the end of daylight hours.
According to Interfax , with the onset of a thaw in the capital, several cases of snow and ice falling from roofs were recorded. There were no casualties.