Russians Endure Three-Day Traffic Jam

That will shut folks up about the 405


Snow wasn't the only thing that accumulated in Russia's capital last week. Following what Moscow officials called the heaviest November snowstorm the city has experienced in 50 years — which dumped up to three feet of snow on the area — cars began to pile up on the country's Highway M-10 on Friday night.

RIA Novosti reported that by Sunday afternoon, a 125-mile long queue of vehicles spanned the roadway, which connects Moscow and St. Petersburg. Traffic moved at a stop-and-go pace, with the main obstruction centered about 30 miles northwest of Tver, less than a quarter of the distance between the two cities.