Roads closed as blizzard hits Kazakhstan

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Several important motorways and republican roads have been closed in Kazakhstan early Wednesday morning due to blizzard-like conditions, officials say.

The Astana-Atbasar motorway was closed for all types of transport. The whiteout conditions forced closure of sections of the Astana-Petropavlovsk and Mamlyutka-Kostanay highways in Akmola region. The Karabutak-Komsomol road in Aktobe region was shut down due to blowing snow as well. Other major roadways that were closed due to worsening weather conditions include: Zhezkazgan-Petropavlovsk, Arkalyk-Torgai, Uzunkol-Sarykol, Kostanay-Vedenka.

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