He took into account the precautionary warnings from Istanbul. According to the IMM Traffic Density Map data, the traffic density in Istanbul was between 20-28 percent yesterday. The snowfall that started at night was effective in all parts of the city. In line with BEUS warnings, IMM teams continued salting works on the roads until the first light of the morning. Salting works continue in the main arteries.
Citizens, who took into account the warnings not to go out unless it was urgent, preferred to stay at home. In the IMM Traffic Density Map, the density reached the highest 28 percent. According to the estimates shared by AKOM, the air temperature in Istanbul saw -2 at night.
24 HOURS SNOW WORK AT AKOM
A total of 153 IMM units, including the Road Maintenance, IMM Fire Department, IMM Traffic Directorate, İSKİ, Constabulary, İGDAŞ, ALO 26 Solution Center, Park and Gardens Directorate, follow the work from AKOM throughout the day. The notifications received by the ALO 153 Resolution Center are responded to in coordination with the district municipalities. Necessary interventions were made. Due to the snowfall, there was no negativity in traffic. Due to the adverse weather conditions, there may be short-term disruptions in sea transportation.
24 THOUSAND TONS OF SALT, 9 TONS OF SOLUTION SPILLED IN THE LAST 2 HOURS
The teams carried out work in line with the messages received from BEUS (Icing Early Warning System), which was established at 60 points throughout Istanbul. Boxes of salt were left at critical points. In the light of the incoming data, snow puddles and icing at critical points such as overpasses, bus stops and squares were immediately intervened by the teams. IMM Road Maintenance team used 24 thousand tons of salt and 9 tons of solution in the last 2 hours.
SNOW IN RURAL SECTIONS INCREASED UP TO 10-15 CM RANGE
According to the snow thickness data prepared with the information coming from the districts, the snow thickness in Arnavutköy reached up to 15 cm. Catalca, Silivri. Snow thickness was measured in the range of 10-15 cm in other high areas of the city such as Beykoz and Şile. In city centers, this ratio was announced as 3 to 7 cm.
IMM WELCOME THE HOMELESS
The homeless people living on the street were hosted in the IMM facilities after being persuaded by the police teams and passed through their health checks. A care center with a capacity of 300 people in Esenyurt for men and a guest house in Kayışdağı with a capacity of 100 people for women started to serve. Until now, 27 guests, 513 of whom are women, have been hosted. These centers provide clothing, hygiene and medicine support. In addition, after the health screening, homeless people who test positive for COVID will be placed in isolation in designated areas. These studies are carried out by the IMM Health Department.
MOBILE BUFFETS ARE READY
Despite the scenario of citizens who prefer to use their personal cars in heavy snowfalls, they stay in traffic; It keeps its mobile kiosks ready, offering hot drinks, soup and water service.
APPROXIMATELY 2 TONS OF FOOD DAILY TO OUR BEST FRIENDS
IMM Veterinary Services will continue to work for our lives on the street without interruption on cold days. Notifications of sick and injured animals to Hello 153 continue to be received for 24 hours. As part of the night work in the two designated nursing homes, 21 personnel, 4 vehicles and stray animals will be examined, treated and cared for. Food support is provided to stray animals with approximately 500 tons of food per day at 2 points throughout the province.
33 CONSTRUCTION MACHINES ARE ON WORK ON METROBUS LINE
While 142 tractors with buckets will be assigned to keep the village roads open, 11 cranes and rescuers will be on duty. Along the Metrobus route, 33 construction machines are ready to respond to any negativities that may arise.
7 THOUSAND 421 STAFF, 1.582 VEHICLES ON DUTY 7/24
A total of 7 personnel, 421 snow-fighting vehicles and construction equipment are on duty to keep the main streets and squares open in Istanbul. A total of 1.582 tons of salt and a total of 350 tons of solution in 206 different tanks are working non-stop for snow-fighting at stations installed at 56 different points of the city.
IMM WINTER STUDIES WITH DATA
IMM's winter preparation capacity is as follows:
- Responsible Road Network: 4.023 km
- Number of Employees: 7.421
- Number of Vehicles and Construction Equipment: 1.582
- Salt Stock: 206.056 tons
- Box Salt (to critical points): 350 pieces
- Solution Status: 64 tanks (1.290 tons capacity, 25 tons per hour production)
- Number of Tractors (for village roads): 142
- Crane - Number of Rescuers: 11
- Metrobus Route: 187 km (33 construction machines)
- Icing Early Warning System: 60 stations