Record snowfall causes chaos in Moscow (VIDEOS)


Such downpour has not been seen in 80 years, Russia’s high meteorological official mentioned

Record-breaking snowfall has paralyzed site visitors and disrupted flights in Moscow on Sunday.

The Russian capital has been blanketed with between 33 and 38 centimeters of snow (13 and 15 inches), Fobos climate heart has reported. It’s the most important snowfall recorded within the metropolis for this present day of the 12 months, Fobos mentioned, including that such extreme climate sometimes hits Moscow in February.

Roman Vilfand, the pinnacle of Russia’s nationwide meteorological service, mentioned on Saturday that the climate was on observe to interrupt a report set in 1941 when as much as 34 centimeters (13.three inches) of snow piled up within the capital.

More than 100 flights have been delayed or canceled within the metropolis’s Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports, in line with native media studies.

The opposed climate paralyzed site visitors within the metropolis. Videos shared on social media present passengers being pressured to proceed on foot after buses obtained caught on snow-covered roads. Some had been seen making an attempt to push the buses in a bid to free them from the snow.

City officers have deployed nearly 119,000 employees to clear the streets, and bulldozers had been used to clear the worst-affected neighborhoods. According to RIA Novosti information company, employees who had been clearing the rooftops lined automobiles with thick mattresses to guard them from falling ice and chunks of snow.

In some instances, residents took issues into their very own fingers, shoveling snow and pushing automobiles.

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