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April comes to Moscow with massive snowstorm

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 00:45

April 1 - More than four inches of snow blanketed the Russian capital on Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) April came to Moscow with a massive snowstorm after more than four inches (10 centimeters) of snow fell on the Russian capital in less than 24 hours. Snow blanketed streets in the early hours on Tuesday (April 1) with the Kremlin barely visible from the distance in heavy snow. More than 10,000 snowploughs were deployed on Moscow roads to battle the elements, as streets were clogged in big traffic jams. Meteorologists say the snowstorm will continue throughout the day on Tuesday. It came just a week after Moscovites and tourists enjoyed unusually warm weather with temperatures rising last Tuesday (March 25) to 16 degrees Celsius (64.4 Fahrenheit) in some areas of the Russian capital. Temperatures in March broke eight all-time records. The warmest ever March day in Moscow fell on March 24 - the temperature of 18.8 degrees has never been seen before in 130 years of weather monitoring history in Moscow.

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April comes to Moscow with massive snowstorm

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 00:45