Record blizzard hits Moscow, 120 flights delayed
Local authorities efficiently cleaning away the intense falling snow have reported large traffic jams, stranded airport passengers, and dozens of fallen trees. Meteorologists warn that is only the beginning, Sputnik reports.
According to Moscow authorities, record snowfalls such as the current blizzard occur once in a century. Current temperatures in the central region are barely above 0 degrees Celsius, not Arctic-level cold, but city residents are barely making their way through the snowy streets.
Local media reports dozens of fallen trees in some parts of the city, while some districts in the greater Moscow Region have reportedly suffered electricity outages.
The number of flights delayed in Moscow airports over bad weather conditions has reached 120, while at least 16 have been canceled, Sputnik reports.
One flight from Vnukovo, and a reported 15 others from Domodedovo were canceled.
An estimated 22 flights have been delayed at Vnukovo airport, 15 in Domodedovo, and 83 in Sheremetyevo. Some hardy citizens nonetheless are enjoying the scenic views caused by the foul weather. ■