From the 11th local time, Moscow, the capital of Russia, continued to snow.
According to the data of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center, the precipitation by the 13th had reached 24 mm, surpassing the hydrological record in 1973.
The thickness of snow in Moscow city is nearly 56 centimeters. Experts say that snowfall in the next two days may break the 1956 record of 60 centimeters of snow thickness.
The bad weather brings great inconvenience to the local residents.
According to the statistics of Moscow’s transportation department, the road congestion in the city has been serious since the morning of the 13th.
The biggest congestion occurred on the overpass on the inner ring road. Large vehicles skidded and could not climb, causing traffic jams for several kilometers.
The Moscow traffic police department has provided rescue services for 387 large vehicles that day. More than 50 flights have been delayed at three airports in Moscow.
The local government called on the people to stay at home as much as possible, and mobilized 12,000 sanitation workers and nearly 100 snow sweeping equipment to clean up the snow in the city.
The local weather department said that the severe weather will not stop completely on the 13th, but the snow will ease by the evening.