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In St. Petersburg, almost 400 accidents occurred due to ice per day

Unfavorable weather conditions and poor-quality cleaning of St. Petersburg roads from snow and ice led to 392 traffic accidents over the past day.

In St. Petersburg, almost 400 accidents occurred due to ice per day
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According to a source in law enforcement agencies, there were 392 car accidents in the northern capital during the day. The number of victims is not reported. The main cause of accidents was icy condition, intensified due to warming.

With the onset of winter and the formation of ice on the road surface in St. Petersburg, hundreds of accidents are recorded daily. Such an increase in the number of accidents is largely due to the inability of public utilities to clean roads from snow and ice, and lack of organization and control of the process by the city administration.

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The situation may worsen by Thursday evening. In connection with the approaching to the Northern capital of cyclonic vortex "Ida" wet snow and warming is expected during the day, and closer to the night frosts and increased icing are predicted. This will not only increase the number of accidents, but also the level of injury.

Citizens of St. Petersburg repeatedly criticized the team of Governor Alexander Beglov for ineffective work on cleaning the city of snow, but in the Smolny for almost two months, they cannot fix the situation and resolve the systemic crisis in the field of housing and communal services. Slippery and snow-covered streets led to the city residents started collecting signatures for the petition for the immediate resignation of the head of the region. To date, more than 17 thousand residents of St. Petersburg have left their signatures.

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