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    Snow Apocalypse in Moscow: Power Outage, Flight Delays, Casualties

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Heavy wet snow and strong wind have hit Moscow for the second day in a row, resulting in damage to power lines and trees, hazardous driving conditions, delays of dozens of flights, as well as casualties.



    Earlier in the day, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that on Saturday one person was killed and several others were injured after a tree fell and electric power lines had been damaged due to the natural disaster.


    Pyotr Biryukov, Moscow deputy mayor for housing, utilities and amenities, told reporters on Sunday, that around 370 trees had fallen in the city.


    The Russian capital’s emergencies services have sent out warnings to the city residents about the weather situation, Biryukov noted, calling on the residents to follow the recommendations of the authorities to ensure their own safety.

    According to the Fobos weather center, on Saturday, Moscow saw over half of its monthly precipitation average. As a result, over 100 flights were delayed and 11 flights were canceled in Moscow airports on Saturday.

    pics https://sputniknews.com/russia/20180...cow-snowstorm/

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    Such a mismanagement. Any doubts that they don't need a regime change?

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    ^yeah....a new minister of weather would help...still using the old ussr guys no doubt

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    OMG. What a catastrophe. But wait isn't Moscow in Russia? The country famous for large fur hats and fur coats and horse drawn sleighs.? Maybe they have those because it snows there in the winter?

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    Meanwhile:

    Snow falls in Florida as 12 die in harsh winter weather across US

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ter-weather-us

    A Video:
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...s-video-report

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    I wish it would hurry up and make it's way over here, i fancy some high octane sledging and snowman building.

    I want to teach the kids hoe to make an igloo and block a main road at 3am with some massive snowballs

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    It couldn't be as bad as the Moscow winter of 1942 , when those poor German boys experienced one of the worst Russian winters, starvation .

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    That'll teach them to invade Russian in their shorts and tshirts and a packed lunch consisting of a couple of frankfurters.

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    Snowstorm of the Century: Moscow is on It, but Damage Grows (PHOTOS)

    A record-breaking snow storm has ravaged Moscow for the second day as some 20 thousand are without electricity in three Russian provinces, while snow levels are expected to top 62 centimeters. But of course Russians still think it’s a good thing!



    Moscow authorities continue to calculate damage caused by the record-breaking snowstorm, now in its second day. According to Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, the number of fallen trees has grown from about 360 to over 2,000.


    Thankfully, there has been only one man killed and several injured as a result of bad weather.



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    Snow Apocalypse in Moscow: Trees Damaged, Power Outage, Flight Delays, Casualties



    More than 150 flights were delayed in Moscow's three major airports, according to Yandex informational service. Flight dispatch services reported a total of 16 incoming flights diverted from Moscow runways.

    In the Moscow and neighboring Kaluga and Vladimir Regions, at least 20 thousand people are without electricity due to damaged power lines, Lenta.ru reports.
    Local meteorologists consider this epic storm to be the strongest in the history of recorded measurement. On February 4, in a 12 hour period, about 53 percent of the normal monthly precipitation fell. The expected snow layer thickness is estimated to be at least 63 centimeters.


    Earlier, weather reports announced that the snow intensity will lessen on Monday. However, Mayor Sobyanin wrote on his VK page that, in light of the latest information, the heavy snow will continue. He called on Moscow citizens to refrain from using personal transport as city transiot workers and some local military units battled the weather.


    Despite the inconvenience caused by heavy snow, Moscow citizens, as normal, are enjoying the anomalous weather, evidenced by some of the more interesting Instagram posts.

    PICS https://sputniknews.com/russia/20180...entury-moscow/

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    the Russians are well experienced at snow clearing.


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    Jet Engine Slowblower in Russia



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    When it hits hard here, some city streets have snow piled so high you can't see the oncoming lanes and there is only single-lane traffic...Costs too much to truck it away...

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    And people wonder why the speed signs on the Coquihalla Connecter are 12' high in the air...

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    Those poor puppies where will they pee.

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