Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Snow emergency in Kyiv, Ukraine


A snow emergency has been declared due to heavy snowfall in Kyiv. Around 20 inches of snow in a 24-hour period.

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A snow emergency has been declared due to record snowfall in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. Kyiv received 20 inches of snow in a 24-hour period. This single day snow is what Kyiv usually receives per month during this season.

Boryspil International Airport, Ukraine's largest airport, located 29 km east of Kyiv has been working with delays. Zhulyany airport is however closed.

In December 2012, a snow emergency was declared in Western Ukraine. Snowstorm claimed several lives.

Photo: Vehicles stuck in snow in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March 23, 2013. A snow emergency has been declared in Kyiv (Kiev); AP/Efrem Lukatsky

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 23, 2013

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