OREANDA-NEWS Rescuers evacuated twelve Russian citizens, including two children, from a snow drift on the highway in the East Kazakhstan region (East Kazakhstan Region), the press service of the regional Department of Emergency Situations (Emergency Situations) reported.

According to her, we are talking about the road of republican significance "Ust-Kamenogorsk — Shemonaiha — the border of the Russian Federation"."Rescuers of the operational rescue squad of the Emergency Department of East Kazakhstan Region arrived to help them on a high-speed car "TREKOL", which made its way to the place. 12 citizens of the Russian Federation were evacuated from the danger zone, two of them children," the press service said.

People evacuated from the highway were placed in a hotel in the city of Shemonaiha, where local executive bodies organized food and heating.

According to the regional rescuers, now 15 highways remain closed in the region due to bad weather.
The Emergency Department asked citizens to cancel all trips until the weather stabilizes. A storm warning is in effect in the region for January 6, a severe snowstorm and ice are expected.