Jan 23 2013

 

 

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Maybe it time to stop bitching about the cold weather in New York City. Russia has been hit with the worse winter since 1938! In some areas of the country, there literally has been tsunami of snow measured in the feet! Even Moscow, which prides itself on its ability to handle its winters has been slammed with storm after storm.

However, you would have to travel to Norilsk, Russia to see the worse. RT.com describes it this way:

"While the snowstorms have caused inconvenience for large population centers in western Russia, they have been life-threatening further east in the country. The polar circle city of Norilsk has been buried under 10 feet of snow – entire apartment blocks, markets, stores and offices were buried under snow overnight.

Banks of snow were as high as two people put together, reaching the second-story windows of some apartment buildings. Cars, stores, garages were blocked. Norilsk metropolitan workers were forced to dig passageways through the snow banks to create access between the outside world and the barricaded city.

Meanwhile, icicles up to three feet in length have formed off the ledges of buildings, breaking at random and causing a lethal hazard for pedestrians below."

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