WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 — RIA Novosti, Maria Tabak. This year's first snow has gone in the U.S. capital, RIA Novosti reported.
Earlier, forecasters predicted the approach to the U.S. capital, snowfall, however, according to their forecasts, they had to begin with a Saturday morning. However, the first snow, followed by rain, went only to the middle of the day.
Precipitation has not resulted in widespread power outages, as occurred in the state of Pennsylvania, where no electricity are up to 70 thousand people. Currently in Washington DC and the surrounding area only 160 people were affected by outages caused by a wire break lines. However, in the north of Maryland, under the responsibility of the power company in Pennsylvania, no light left 20 thousand people.
As RIA Novosti on the power company Pepco, responsible for the energy supply of the capital of the region, it is possible that the increased snowfall, the number of trips increases.
"As in all previous cases, the number of trips will increase, this is a common thing. Our maintenance crews are ready to go immediately to the scene, some are already working to correct the problem, "- said the Pepco.
In the city hall said that have not yet made a decision on transfer of emergency services on high alert, but such a decision may be taken in the coming hours.
"Now we see no reason to do that, because the snow is accompanied by rain and not converted into snowdrifts on roads and streets, as in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. But people are willing to go on high alert, "- said the spokesman for the District of Columbia.
Snow in the metropolitan District of Columbia in October dropped for the last time in 1979. The annual snowfall in the capital of the United States begins in December and January, and the first night frost — in late November.
Earlier, forecasters predicted a loss of up to 10 centimeters of snow in Washington on Saturday.
MOSCOW, Oct. 29 — RIA Novosti. Tens of thousands of people were left without electricity due to the unusually early snowfall in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania in the north-eastern United States, writes local newspaper Lebanon Daily News, citing local authorities.
The publication reports that the middle Saturday about 76 thousand people remained without power in 13 counties, mostly — on the eastern and central Pennsylvania. Snow adhering to the trunks of trees, led to the fact that they fell and damaged power lines.
In order to restore the flow of electricity in the area of the accident sent 200 repair crews, an additional number of repairers is expected to come from the state of Kentucky.
As local media, so early snowfall occurred in Pennsylvania for the first time in 32 years. According to weather forecasts, in the night from Saturday to Sunday in Pennsylvania remain subzero temperature.