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Traffic was backed up for as much as 120 miles (200 km) along the Rossiya federal highway  connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Efforts continued on December 2 to cope with the aftermath of a major snowstorm that struck the Tver, Novgorod, and Leningrad regions of European Russia.

Authorities set up feeding stations along the route to help get food to stranded travelers.

Bus service between Moscow and St. Petersburg has been canceled.

As much as 16 inches (40 cm) of snow fell in Tver on November 30 and December 1.

See: http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-monster-snowfall/24787233.html

See also: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20576193

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link


One Response to Monster snowfall traps Russian drivers in giant traffic jam

  1. reezeh says:

    The Russians are used to bad weather in winter. This is pretty bad.
    Imagine what it would be like if this happened in Britain, where a heavy snowfall that causes disruption is anything more than 5cm (2 inches) deep.

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