Over the last century in Moscow for the first time fell as much snow as the winter season 2012-2013. Due to the abundance of snow the length of traffic jams in the Russian capital on the morning of the week was 3.5 thousand km, which is the distance from Moscow to Madrid. In the evening, some citizens were forced to stand in traffic jams up to 10 hours to get home. Increased the number of accidents and street injuries (more than 50 people were injured in the fall, moving on snow and ice-covered sidewalks).
With the onset of winter in the city received more than two feet of snow. At the moment the snow can last for 4-5 days, the height of fresh snow was paid to 26 cm, which is equal to one fifth of the average norm. Cope with snowdrifts on the roads of Moscow trying to 45,000 public servants and 15,000 units of snowplows.
More than 150 trucks stuck on the city's ring Ring Road at night, completely blocked the traffic on it for hours. According to the testimony applications Yandex traffic jams in Moscow congestion index was 10 — the highest possible. Meanwhile, more than hundreds of flights had emergency landing at Moscow airports because of the inability to continue the flight.
For this winter has been a tradition to bestow Moscow a record amount of snow and strong frosts. First, in December, the capital experienced a record-breaking freeze, and then in mid-January, they were joined by heavy snowfalls. Estimated to meteorologists, snow surprises are expected in the capital in February and in March.