By Joe McFarlane
Heavy snowfall caused a high-voltage wire to sink to dangerous levels, resulting in maintenance workers having to take decisive action.
Next time someone complains about the cold weather, just think, it can always be worse.
Maintenance workers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, had to brave climates of minus 20 degrees after a high voltage wire had frosted over with ice and slumped close to the floor.
However, quick-thinking workers sorted the problem as with one swift crack of a pole, the snow and ice bounced off the wire, allowing it to catapult freely back into the air.
Maintenance worker Tursabek Abu Abdillah said: “This sometimes happens. It can be normal.”