Spring, Welcome! Moscow Sees Heaviest Spring Snowstorm in Over 50 Years

Spring, Welcome! Moscow Sees Heaviest Spring Snowstorm in Over 50 Years © Sputnik/ Ramil Sitdikov

15:27 02.03.2016(updated 18:35 02.03.2016) Get short URL
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A heavy spring snowstorm hit the Moscow region last night. The unexpected weather conditions complicated the situation on Moscow roads and forced Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports to cancel more than a hundred flights.

Weather forecasters predict the strongest snowfall for the end of the week. According to Russia’s meteorological service, such snowstorms occur in March once every 50 years.

The snowfall took Moscow’s residents by surprise. Pedestrians heading to work are getting stuck in the snow, while many car owners have to dig their cars out of snow banks.

However, many people have not lost their sense of humor and shared their impressions on social networks.

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