Moscow is bracing for further snowfall after a weekend of
early winter storms.
Russia's official weather agency Rosgidromet expects more snow to hit the capital on Monday evening, with temperatures plunging to minus 6 degrees Celsius.
Heavy snow first arrived in Moscow on Sunday evening, with a third of the city's average monthly snowfall falling in a single night. Some areas of the capital reported up to 17mm of snow. Moscow's average November snowfall is just 58mm.
While temperatures in the capital have since hit a balmy 1 degree Celsius, drivers could face reduced visibility throughout Monday morning, according to Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry. Some 560 traffic accidents occurred during the snowstorm on Sunday, killing 4 people, the TASS news agency reported.
To add insult to injury, Moscow's weekday traffic jams — awful under normal weather conditions — could get worse due to damaged power
lines, trees and billboards, the ministry said in a press release.
Authorities have urged Muscovites to remain cautious and to take care
of vulnerable neighbors.