Heavy Snowfall in Moscow Causes Casualties, Flights Delayed
Heavy Snowfall in Moscow Causes Casualties, Flights Delayed. In the Russian capital Moscow, public life has almost come to a standstill this weekend due to the record amount of snow that has fallen. In a short time, more than 40 centimeters of snow fell, which alternated with ice rain.
Since the beginning of the registration of the weather, there has never been so much snow in such a short period of time Russian meteorologists have fallen. Thousands of snow plowers try to keep roads in the city still somewhat passable.
Pedestrians struggle to make their way through the snow and keep sweeping plows, but the underground entrances must be made easy.
Of some 2,000 trees, the branches snapped off under the weight of the snow. Many power lines have also been snapped. 230 villages south of Moscow have no power.
More than 150 flights have been canceled at the three major airports due to weather conditions. Temperatures in large parts of Russia do not exceed 10 degrees during the day.