Avalanche threat shuts down Georgian road-link with Russia

The Road Department of Georgia restricted drivers from travelling along snow-covered roads. Photo by frontnews.ge.
Agenda.ge, 18 Mar 2017 - 15:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Gudauri-Kobi section of eastern Georgia’s Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Larsi route is closed to all vehicles due to an avalanche threat, Georgia’s Road Department announced today.

The Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Larsi road is the only route linking Georgia with Russia.

Vehicles travelling along the 134-135 section of the same road have been warned not to stop moving due to poor road conditions, officials said.

They added that patrol police are controlling traffic along this section.

"Movement will be restored along the Gudauri-Kobi section as soon as the avalanche threat is contained”, officials said.