Ust-Kamenogorsk under state of emergency after snowstorm

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ASTANA. February 12. KAZINFORM Spring floods do not threaten Ust-Kamenogorsk that is covered with 80cm of snow at the moment, says Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Bozhko.

In his words, at the given moment all roads in Ust-Kamenogorsk are smothered with snow and impassable and the city is under the state of emergency. The city authorities have begun dig-out after the snowstorm this morning.

"We will do our best to avoid the floods and minimize the risks," V. Bozhko added in an interview to Kazinform correspondent.

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