Moscow paralyzed by huge snowfall

Written By: Sputnik

Moscow is facing huge traffic jams at 11:00 a.m. local time (08:00 GMT) on Saturday because of the heavy snowfall, the traffic monitoring service of the Yandex company shows, putting the city’s traffic jams at 8 out of 10.

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The ongoing snowfall in Moscow broke the all-time daily record, as the Russian capital saw 15 mm (0.6 inches) of precipitation by 06:00 a.m. on Saturday (03:00 GMT), Mikhail Leus, a specialist at the Fobos weather center, told Sputnik.

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At 10:49 a.m., the traffic jam was rated at 9 out of 10. Since 04:00 a.m., Yandex has put it at 8 out of 10, while under normal conditions the streets of the Russian capital are absolutely free at this time.

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The European part of Russia is currently facing the Volker cyclone, which brought low temperatures and the record snowfall that caused significant traffic problems and mass cancellation of flights.

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According to the flight monitoring service of Yandex, over 40 flights from Moscow airports were either canceled or delayed in the morning hours amid the snowfall.

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In particular, 27 flights were delayed and two more canceled at the Domodedovo airport, seven flights were delayed and one canceled at the Sheremetyevo airport and seven flights were delayed at Vnukovo.

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