YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, 17 Feb – RIA Novosti. A grader operator who worked on clearing snow from a technological road in northern Sakhalin disappeared in the midst of a blizzard on Tuesday, searches are underway, the press service of the Sakhalin Oblast government reported on Wednesday. and did not return from the shift. The search was promptly organized by the forces of the municipality. Today at 11:45 (03:45 Moscow time) rescuers from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk left for the rescue, “the message says.
A group of the Polyakov Russian Emergencies Ministry's search and rescue squad on two KAMAZ trucks went to the Smirnykhovsky district. It includes 7 rescuers, two snowmobiles and a snow and swamp vehicle. On the spot, employees of the district administration, police, and caring residents are involved in the rescue operation. The search is complicated by weather conditions – snow and wind continue in the area, the government said.
According to the available information, the driver was clearing the pass between the village of Pervomaisk and the Okruzhnoye oil field. The grader belongs to the Petrosakh company.