Snow go zone: Clean-up crews mobilized as massive March snowfall masks Moscow (PHOTOS)

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The depth of snow cover in the Russian capital had reached 59cm(23 inches) by Sunday morning, with the synoptic forecast expecting15cm (6 inches) in the next 24 hours.But the extremely powerful Mediterranean cyclone causing the badweather wasn’t such a huge surprise for the Moscow authorities asin Kiev.Moscow’s Housing and Public Utilities Department informedRIA-Novosti that around 15,500 units of specialized vehicles arecurrently involved in fighting the aftermath of the snowfall, witharound 12,600 yard-keepers cleaning the roofs of the buildings and36,000 more working in the streets.Over 200,000 cubic meters of snow have already been removed tothe special landfill and mobile snow melting facilities outside thecity.The snow hasn’t hampered the operation of the city’s airports asthere were no significant delays to the flights departing fromSheremetyevo, Domodedovo or Vnukovo Airports.The heavy snowfall, which is absolutely abnormal for March, isexpected to last in the Russian capital until Monday evening,adding around 25-28cm (10-11 inches) to Moscow’s snow cover.The meteorological service says that this March may become thecoldest in Moscow in the last 33 years, forecasting temperatures ofaround minus 9 or 10 degrees Celsius, which is around nine degreesbelow average.

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Snow go zone: Clean-up crews mobilized as massive March snowfall masks Moscow (PHOTOS)

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