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More than 100 flights delayed at Moscow’s airports

January 13, 2016, 20:17 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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© Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS

MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. The number of flights that have been canceled at Moscow’s airports in the aftermath of an unusually heavy snowstorm has reduced by more than 90% but about a hundred flights remain delayed, suggest the online arrival/departure boards.

At the time of reporting, a total of three flights were canceled at Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo airports, while 36 flights were delayed at Sheremetyevo, twelve at Vnukovo, and thirteen at Domodedovo.

The press service of the Moscow Air Cluster told TASS the airports were functioning as normal, with all the necessary precautions taken to assure security of the flights.

Multirole snowplows and special vehicles for spraying the antifreeze chemicals have been brought into the effort to remove snow the runways, taxiing strips and parking aprons.

The orange weather alert level, the second one from the top, will stay in effect in the Moscow City and Moscow region until the end of the day on Wednesday. The snowstorm that enveloped the entire region on Tuesday night resulted in the fallout of one-third of the mean monthly precipitation.

Another 3 centimeters of snow is expected to fall out here before midnight.

All the public utilities have been struggling since Tuesday night to eliminate the aftermaths of the snowstorm. The city authorities have rushed up to 15,000 vehicles and specialized cars and about 39,000 workers to take the snow away from city streets.

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