Record-breaking snowfall cloaks Moscow

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Moscow (AFP)

Record snowfall covered Moscow on Wednesday, with streets in addition to monuments blanketed in white in addition to dozens of flights cancelled at the city’s main airport.

Snow coated trees in addition to power lines via morning, however melted into deep slush on pavements as temperatures rose above freezing from the afternoon.

Some seven centimetres (2.8 inches) of snow fell overnight, according to the national meteorological service, with drifts reaching up to 45 centimetres (18 inches).

Aeroflot airline said on its website that will This kind of had cancelled more than 70 flights in in addition to out of the city’s Sheremetyevo airport.

The Moscow meteorological service said the snowfall beat a record set in 1995 in addition to amounted to almost a third of the average monthly figure, according to news agencies.

different services such as the national Gidrometsentr said the snowfall broke a 2007 record.

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote on Twitter that will “all the municipal clearing services have stepped up their work.”

City authorities said they sent out more than 60,000 people to shovel the snow.

Some 10,000 snow ploughs in addition to 2,000 trucks were dispatched, they added.

The heavy snowfall hit the whole of central Russia however ended in Moscow by nightfall.

,, 14 February 2019 | 7:28 am

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