Moscow recently experienced a real traffic jams, when one day the city received more than 254 mm of snow. This rainfall is considered to be the January monthly norm. Due to snow, thousands of passengers were forced to spend the night in the city's leading airports, as the aircraft could not fly in such weather.
After a snowfall of some residents of the capital could not get to his car, the roads near the houses, small streets were under the impressive snow. They did not even able to get road service workers to start clearing. Of course, due to snowfall and ice on the roads of Moscow frequent accidents, and on the ring road of a traffic jam length is 13 km, the speed of movement of vehicles in the city did not exceed 10-25 km / h
To bring the city to feel it took more than 12 thousand snowplows. Who had to work day and night. Consolation to Moscow was forecast meteorologists, promising blizzards care closer to the start of the new week.
If the western part of Russia was able to survive the onslaught of snow storms unscathed, Eastern Region is much less fortunate. Norilsk, located in the polar latitudes, witnessed loss of about 3 feet of snow in one night. Leave their homes, shops and offices were completely blocked, because the snow depth in some places reached the second floor. Dig the city out of the snow had workers underground. On roofs hanging icicles length of 1.5 meters, creating a hazard for pedestrians.
In the Altai region snowstorms cut off from civilization, 12 Siberian populations. Each of the villages sent rescue teams to the essentials. Because of the snow and strong crosswinds not working airport in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The majority of flights canceled and Vladivostok to Khabarovsk. Urals and Siberia, with forecasts for the coming week so lucky — there snowfalls continue.
Throughout this cold winter in Russia, killing about 200 people. The largest number of victims were in December 2012, which became the coldest in the country's history since 1938.