Gudauri-Kobi international road section opens for cars after heavy snow

Georgia’s Road Department was tasked to clean the road section. Photo by the Road Department press office., 03 Jan 2018 - 16:16, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Gudauri-Kobi road section of the Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Larsi route, connecting Georgia with Russia, has opened for cars after heavy snow.

Trailers and semi-trailers are still not permitted on the section, Georgia’s Road Department has announced.

Vehicles will move on the Kobi-Gudauri section only via an avalanche-protective tunnel.

Drivers must not stop on the 134th-135th kilometer of the section, which is the Dariali Gorge.

Patrol police are at the scene to supervise and control traffic on the road.

Kobi-Gudauri road closed to all vehicles on January 1, 2018.

Mtskheta-Stepantsminda-Larsi road and its Kobi-Gudauri road section frequently face road restrictions in winter due to hard meteorological conditions, intensive snowfalls or avalanche threats.