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More than 100 flights cancelled at Moscow airports because of weather

November 12, 2016, 4:44 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The Moscow regional branch of the Ministry for Emergency Situations issued an emergency warning that a heavy fallout of humid snow and severe icing on the roads was expected in Moscow City
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MOSCOW, November 12. /TASS/. More than a hundred inbound and outbound flights have been cancelled and another 70 flights have remained at Moscow airports due to an extremely bad weather marked by spells of snowfall intermittent with rain and ice rain, Yandex.Raspisaniye internet service said on Saturday.

It said ten flights were delayed and thirteen flights cancelled at Domodedovo. Delays at Sheremetyevo, Moscow’s main international air hub, affected 65 flights and cancellations, 96 flights.

The city’s third-largest airport, Vnukovo, continued operations without changes in the schedules.

The Moscow regional branch of the Ministry for Emergency Situations issued an emergency warning on Friday night that a heavy fallout of humid snow and severe icing on the roads was expected in Moscow City, Moscow region and several other regions adjoining Moscow.

In addition, weather forecasters predicted aggregation of snow slush on electricity transmission cables and trees.

Emergencies Ministry said the warning would stay in effect until 10am on Saturday.

Earlier on Friday, Moscow City Deputy Mayor Pyotr Biryukov asked the Muscovites and visitors of the city to exercise maximum caution while walking in the streets and to avoid going outside.

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