This measure had to be taken due to a snowstorm.
Due to a snowstorm in different regions of Kazakhstan, 127 sections of roads were closed, Sputnik Kazakhstan writes.
Local authorities have created republican and regional headquarters for the elimination of emergency situations (ES) on the roads. According to Sputnik Kazakhstan, during the day, rescuers evacuated 691 people, including 137 children, who were stuck on the road due to a snowstorm.
On closed sections of roads, specialists prepared more than 800 temporary heating points. Now there are 420 people, including 69 children. Special services continue clearing the roads.