Heavy snowstorm in Moscow

by International | 05-02-2018 | 572 views

Moscow : One person died and five others were injured after Moscow experienced a record-breaking snowstorm. The snowstorm, accompanied by high-intensity winds has been wreaking havoc across the Moscow region. A person died when a tree fell on him. Due to the snowstorm, more than 3,000 households have witnessed long power cuts. According to the meteorological department, the depth of the snow has been recorded at 43 centimetres so far. Governor Andrei Vorobiev declared a state of emergency in the region and ordered all traffic management services to work in the emergency mode and clean up the snow on roads to prevent any untoward incidents. Around 217 flights were delayed due to bad weather condition in Moscow’s 3 airports – Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo. 

According to the met department, the air temperatures in the Moscow region are expected to vary between – 7 degree to -2 degree Celsius The overall temperature will be around – 12 degree Celsius.

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