400,000 cubic meters of snow removed from Moscow streets in 24 hours

Monday, 22 February 2010 06:19

A total of 392,000 cubic meters of snow have been removed from Moscow streets in the past 24 hours, a spokesman for the Russian capital's authorities said Sunday.

Igor Pergamenshchik said 12,000 snow clearing vehicles, 8,000 dump trucks and 5,500 people were used in the snow fighting effort on Saturday-early Sunday. He said since the start of the winter, over 17 million cu m of snow have been cleared in Moscow. Meteorologists say February has seen record snowfalls in the Russian capital in the past 40 years.

 

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