The consequences of the snowfall in Moscow: half of the monthly norm, 900 accidents and dozens of canceled flights
More than half of the monthly norm of precipitation fell in Moscow for the last two days, have informed in Hydrometeorological centre of the Russian Federation. In the capital’s traffic police told TASS that over the past day in Moscow there were almost 900 accidents, and most of them were a consequence of the ice. On Saturday in two Moscow airports – Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo – delayed and cancelled a hundred flights.
According to the weather service, in the night from Thursday to Friday and Saturday night in Moscow at the station VDNKH fell 30 mm of rainfall, which exceeded half of the November normal (58 mm). In some districts of the Moscow region the height of the snow reaches up to 20 cm In Moscow in that region piled up to 9 cm, and about MSU to 14 cm.
Employees of Metropolitan utilities in connection with bad weather since November 9, switched to enhanced mode. The consequences of the snowfall eliminate more than 10 thousand units to 20 thousand workers hand-harvesting, reports “Interfax”.
According to forecasters, today in Moscow will be under the influence of the cyclone, the weather will be cloudy and snowy.
In management of traffic police has warned that today in Moscow again expected snowfall, the increasing speed of the wind and sleet. The state traffic Inspectorate addresses to drivers with the request to be extremely careful to keep a safe distance, to choose the speed limit, to avoid chaotic maneuvering and sudden braking. “Special attention should be paid to traffic on overpasses, bridges and overpasses because these areas are more likely to experience icy conditions,” – said in management.
According to the service “Yandex.schedule” 10:40 in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport canceled 67 flights, 21 arrested. At Domodedovo airport canceled 13 flights and 10 detainees. In Vnukovo detained 1 flight. Airfield services continue to operate in emergency
mode, clearing the runway.