City in Russia freezes over after quick drop in temperature

Russian city freezes

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Residents of the Russian city of Vladivostok had to endure a recent cyclone but then enjoyed its picturesque aftermath.

Trees, lamp posts, road signs, cars, and buildings were covered with a thick layer of ice on Saturday Nov. 21, after several days of snow and rain, followed by a sharp drop in temperature.

People ignored about 37º F temperatures to take pictures and enjoy the sights .

A state of emergency was introduced Thursday to mobilize all resources to protect people from the severe cold.

Two days of rain and snowfall formed a coating of ice on wires and trees up to half-an-inch thick, something not seen in the region for 30 years.

The navy and army in the area set up temporary accommodation facilities for those most vulnerable.

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