Russia – Snow is as much as 5 meters 16½ ft deep – Coldest winter in decades

Russia – Snow is as much as 5 meters 16½ ft deep – Plows and machines cannot reach roads to clear them – Coldest winter in decades.

More than 120 people have died from the severe cold — at least seven in the last 24 hours.As temperatures plummet to -50 Celsius in some parts of Russia, thousands have been evacuated from their homes in the country’s Far East and Siberia.

Meteorologists say the country is experiencing one of its coldest winters in decades.In the Far East region of Magadan, 180 miles 300 km of roads remain blocked by heavy snow. Plows and machines can not reach those roads to clear them.

In some places, snow is as much as five meters 16½ ft deep.In the Tyva region of Siberia where temperatures have been -40 C for several days, it is so cold that many heating pipes have frozen and thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes.

via Russia – Snow is as much as 5 meters 16½ ft deep – Plows and machines cannot reach roads to clear them – Coldest winter in decades.

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Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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One Response to Russia – Snow is as much as 5 meters 16½ ft deep – Coldest winter in decades

  1. David says:

    I guess good news global warming, cliimate change er disruption is over. Must be all those windmills and solar panels that saved us.

    In reality there is climate change and it is changing for the worse. Colder and probably drier in many parts of the world. We are also due for a good old fashioned Bond event and we are due for another glacial period as well. Gonna be hard selling global warming to the Ruskies now.

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