Russian Drivers Stuck In Snow For Days In Huge Traffic Jam

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Uncountable trucks and cars have been stuck on a major highway, some for actually more than two days now, in a huge traffic jam which is dozens of kilometers (miles) long and is caused by heavy snow in the northwest of Moscow, Russian media reported on Sunday.

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Uncountable trucks and cars have been stuck on a major highway, some for actually more than two days now, in a huge traffic jam which is dozens of kilometers (miles) long and is caused by heavy snow in the northwest of Moscow, Russian media reported on Sunday.

Field kitchens were operating on the road, according to the police in Tver region but many drivers have complained that supplies did not reach them and that they were running out of gas!

"Drivers help one another and that's it, the problems are on the side of the authorities, there are no gasoline tankers, no water, nothing, we are just stuck here," a truck driver who identified himself as Sergei told Rossiya 24 TV channel.

Reports put the length of the traffic jam at between 40 km and 200 km (120 miles) at different times on Sunday. One man told the state broadcaster he had advanced one kilometer over the previous 24 hours. "The reach of the traffic jam at present is no longer than 55 km and is gradually falling," Interfax news agency quoted a police official as saying on Sunday evening.

The M-10 highway links Moscow with Russia's second largest city St Petersburg, some 700 km northwest of the capital, and stretches on to the border with Finland. Russian authorities have been accused of lethargic responses to weather-related issues including deadly wildfires in 2010 and flooding in the south this summer.

 

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