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Lights On Again At Moscow's Domodedovo Airport


Power has been restored at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, although a 12-hour electricity outage has backed up flights.

Power transmission lines went out due to freezing rain and sub-freezing temperatures that have
caused havoc in and around Moscow since December 25.

Moscow was turned into an ice rink as icy rain hit the streets and formed a slippery layer that brought traffic to a virtual standstill and caused city authorities to warn people not to go out of their homes unless absolutely necessary.

At least 20 people were injured by falling trees or tree branches that broke due to the accumulation of ice.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin today ordered Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu, Transportation Minister Igor Levitin, and Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko to do whatever is needed to get airports and streets working normally again.

Power cuts around the city left more than 100,000 people without electricity as temperatures plummeted.

compiled from agency reports