Just as Muscovites were enjoying the end of wintery conditions and the apparent onset on spring, a blizzard brought road misery and power cuts to the capital and the surrounding region on Saturday.
Three people were reported dead and over a dozen injured as sleet turned road conditions into what one official called “mush.”
In the region around Moscow, some 3,000 people were left without electricity as snow hit power supplies.
Moscow’s Domodedovo airport also reported delays due to weather conditions. Thousands of people were stranded at the airport late last year after a freak ice storm.
In the capital, over 500 trees fell down or were badly damaged.
Heavy snow is forecast to continue for at least the next 24 hours.
MOSCOW, April 9 (RIA Novosti)