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Weather forecasters prolong storm warning for Moscow City

November 30, 2012, 1:04 UTC+3

Situation on the city's roads remained complicated

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MOSCOW, November 30 (Itar-Tass) — Weather forecasters have prolonged a storm warning for Moscow City, saying that heavy snowfall with gusts of wind of up to 15 and more meters per second and icing on the roads are expected in the city and the Moscow region until 10:00 hours Friday, November 30.

At the time of reporting, the situation on the city's roads remained complicated. Numerous road accidents and the resulting traffic jams were registered on Moscow's Outer Automobile Ring Road.

Police issued a recommendation for passengers going to the Sheremetyevo international airport to abandon their cars and to take an opportunity with Aeroexpress suburban trains, as the Leningradskoye Shosse avenues was at a standstill, both in the direction of the city center and the outskirts.

In the meantime, congestion of downtown streets started diminishing and tropped to six points from ten points on a ten-point scale adopted in Russia.

Forecasts for Friday do not promise any alleviation of the cyclone and that is why the authorities recommend Muscovites to use public transport on the way to work and back home.


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