Residents of 163 multi-storey buildings in the Central District of Kursk were left without heat supply – heating and hot water – due to damage to an underground pipeline, Interfax reports, citing the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
As the department clarified, the heating supply stop was caused by damage to the underground supply pipeline of the heating main with a diameter of 600 mm on Khrushchev Avenue.
“Currently, the workers have pumped out the water and started repair (welding) work. The required number of workers and equipment have been deployed to the emergency area in order to eliminate the blast as soon as possible,” added the Kursk administration.
Photo: press service of the Kursk administration
According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the work area included 163 apartment buildings housing 43,740 people, as well as nine socially significant facilities. Workers plan to complete repairs by midnight. According to Yandex.Weather, it is now -4°C in Kursk, by midnight the temperature will rise to -2°C.