Saturday, February 13, 2021

Moscow Paralyzed by Huge Traffic Jams in Depth of Night Over Heavy Snowfall - Sputnik International

Moscow Paralyzed by Huge Traffic Jams in Depth of Night Over Heavy Snowfall

Moscow is facing huge traffic jams at 4:00 a.m. local time (01:00 GMT) on Saturday because of heavy snowfall, the traffic monitoring service of the Yandex company shows.

Yandex is currently putting the city's traffic jams at 8 out of 10, while under normal conditions the streets of the Russian capital are absolutely free at this time.

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

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  1. 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.

    According to the expert, the snowfall also broke the 1973 daily record (7.4 mm) on Friday as Moscow saw 13 mm of snow.

    "Nature has already broken the record for daily precipitation for Saturday! By 06:00 in the morning in Moscow, 15 millimeters of snowfall fell at the VDNKH meteorological station. This is more than the previous record set in 2019, which was 13.6 millimeters," Leus said.

    Moreover, the snow cover's height in Moscow already reached 40 cm (16 inches) and equaled the January 17 figure.

    At the same time, the specialist said that it is unlikely that the 1956 daily record of 60 cm height will be broken on Saturday.

    Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure of the Moscow Region said that more than 60 percent of the monthly precipitation fell by Saturday morning in the region.

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