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29 December 2020, 10:42

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Heat supply resumes to 28 houses in Alchevsk

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LUGANSK, December 29 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Heat supply has been resumed to 28 houses in Alchevsk where heat network accidents occurred earlier, the Lugansk People’s Republic Emergencies Ministry reported.

Two pipe ruptures in the morning of December 27 leaving without heating 386 houses and a number of social and cultural facilities. The crisis headquarters included officials from the town administration, the Emergencies Ministry, the Fuel and Energy Ministry, the Housing and Public Utilities Ministry, the Luganskgaz state-owned enterprise, the RSK state unitary enterprise and LPR deputy prime minister Yelena Kostenko.

“The Zavodskaya boiler house went back on line at 4.55 a.m. on December 29. As of 6 a.m., 28 houses had been reconnected to the heat supply system,” the Emergencies Ministry reported.

Earlier, the Alchevsk administration said that the pipes had been filled with heat carrier after completion of welding works. The Luganskgaz state company press service said that the Alchevsk Teplo heat supply company had resumed heat supply to two local social infrastructure facilities.

The situation grimly remained another major heating disruption that Alchevsk suffered back in winter 2006. Some of the pipes used to pump hot water from a central power plant froze and fractured, cutting off almost 700 houses of 836 existing in the city at the time.

By February 10, 2006 a third of the houses remained unheated. Russia sent a large-scale humanitarian aid to the region.

Military tents were set up where residents could go to warm up and drink hot tea. About 11,000 of the city's children were evacuated to other cities.

LuganskMediaCentre — 29 December — Lugansk