- Title: RUSSIA: Moscow struggles with heavy snowfall for second day
- Date: 30th November 2012
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (NOVEMBER 30, 2012) (REUTERS) PEOPLE WALKING PAST SNOW PILES ON THEATRE SQUARE WORKERS CLEARING SNOW FROM STEPS OF BOLSHOI THEATRE VARIOUS OF WORKERS CLEARING SNOW ON ROOF SNOW FALLING DOWN ON SIDEWALK MAN WALKING PAST SNOW PILES KARL MARX MONUMENT COVERED WITH SNOW WORKERS CLEARING SNOW OLD WOMAN WALKING PAST SNOW PILE, KREMLIN TOWERS WITH RED SQUARE IN BACK SNOW CLEARING TRUCK NEAR RED SQUARE WORKERS CLEARING SNOW OFF MANEZH SQUARE, WITH KREMLIN IN BACK MANEZH SQUARE COVERED WITH SNOW CHRIST THE SAVIOUR CATHEDRAL DOME SEEN IN MIST WORKERS CLEARING SNOW OFF MANEZH SQUARE GROUP OF SCHOOL CHILDREN WALKING PAST WORKERS IN MANEZH SQUARE TRAFFIC ON STREET TRAFFIC POLICEMAN CLEARING SNOW IN FRONT OF POLICE BOOTH TRAFFIC IN CENTRAL TVERSKAYA STREET
- Embargoed: 15th December 2012 12:00
- Location: Russian Federation
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Weather,People
- Reuters ID: LVA3PP9S4JAOMGZV7E8T6YE8EZCJ
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- Story Text: Moscow was blanketed by heavy snowfall a day before the start of the winter season with frozen rain hitting Moscow on Friday (November 30, 2012) morning.
According to local media, meteorologists say some 30 centimetres of snow fell in the Russian capital in the last 24 hours.
City services engaged 7 thousand workers to clear snow from streets and roofs, 12000 snow clearing trucks and snowploughs were put into action, according to RIA Novosti news agency.
This is one-sixth of the city's typical winter snowfall.
On Thursday (November 29) Moscow woke up to a heavy snowfall amid expectations of the most snowy winter in the last 50 years.
Moscow weather bureau said the amount of snow on Thursday morning was 16 centimetres which is at least double the norm.
Forecasters added that by the weekend the amount of snow might reach half a meter.
The first heavy snowfall caused huge traffic jams in Moscow. Over 70 flights were delayed in the Moscow Domodedovo airport on early morning on Thursday.
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