Elena Svetlova, spokeswoman for the Chelyabinsk International Airport, told RG that the airport was closed from 11:30 pm to 05:30 am due to icing on the runway. Consequently, the whole night and part of the morning flights had to be delayed. However, at 11 am local time, the situation should return to normal and work should continue according to normal hours.
At the Shumikha station of the Southern Urals Railway, icing on the contact network wires occurred overnight. As a result, passenger trains No. 11 on the Vladivostok-Samara route and No. 97 on the Tynda-Kislovodsk route were delayed.
– Work is underway on the restoration of the contact network in the specified section of the Southern Ural Railway, – reported the Ural Transport Prosecutor’s Office. – The technical state of the transport infrastructure facilities will be assessed based on the results of the inspection.