Latgale residents warned of possible power outages due to heavy snowfall – Baltic News Network

According to the forecast of the Latvian National Center for Environment, Geology and Meteorology, on November 29, the eastern territories of the country will experience heavy snowfall and ice rains. Meteorologists warn of possible power outages.

AS Sadales tīkls Specialists are ready to prevent possible damage to power lines and restore power to all affected customers as quickly as possible. In the event of an intense blizzard, residents are advised to watch out for power lines and be prepared for possible power outages.

According to meteorologists, the snow cover in Latvia can increase by 10 cm in a single day.

In the evening, eastern parts of Latvia are expected to experience freezing rain, which means roads and trees could become icy. Heavy snowfall will continue in Latvia in the coming days.

Sadales tīkls warns that the weight of snow and ice can cause tree branches to break and fall on power lines, severing them. Residents are urged to pay attention near power lines.

If residents see a dangerous situation, such as broken tree branches hanging from power lines or torn power lines, they should avoid approaching the site and instead report what happened and where Sadales tīkls by using the free hotline 8404 or the National Fire and Rescue Service by dialing 112!

Residents can use the interactive map at www.sadalestikls.lv track information regarding damage to power lines.

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