Large snowdrifts, hindering the movement of hundreds of cars, formed on the roads in Crimea (southern Ukraine) on Tuesday, February 7, resulting from strong winds and snow falls.

Snow drifts in some places reach 1.5-2 meters.

According to Oleksandr Hustenko, deputy head of the autonomy's road service, Emergency Situations Ministry teams and more than 130 pieces of equipment are engaged in the clearing effort, which is complicated by hurricane wind, poor visibility, drifting snow and dust, UKRINFORM reported.

According to the emergencies administration in Crimea, from the beginning of the day, rescuers freed 111 cars and over 400 people from snowdrifts.

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