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Passengers turn into snowmen in icy video filmed after a road accident in Norilsk

By The Siberian Times reporter
01 January 2020

Arctic storm blew through faulty windows as people waited for road to clear after accident

Resident Lyubov Sedova explained in comments to the video that the bus crashed into a car due to zero visibility, and after about 40 minutes it was able to move again

More than 20 people were stuck for 30 minutes inside number 35 bus in Norilsk after it crashed near river Daldykan. 

The accident was on 30 December 2019 when the air temperature was -26C, with ferocious wind gushes were reaching 27 metres per second. 

Hardy locals are seen waiting patiently inside the bus, their hoods on.

It looks like the iciest bus ride in the world. 

The man filming the video reports: ‘Wind and snow are blowing into our faces. Nothing is changing for about 30 minutes.’

Earlier reports said that the bus got trapped in a snow storm after its engine broke. 

Another source suggested that two cars crashed in front of the bus and the driver had to wait for them to be towed away.

Resident Lyubov Sedova explained in comments to the video that the bus crashed into a car due to zero visibility, and after about 40 minutes it was able to move again.

She said that several bus windows were not properly shut, and some passengers were pressing them hard not to let more snow in. 

‘This is just our typical winter bus ride!’ - said another local in the comments. 

‘Heating often doesn’t work, and some windows might be missing. If this looks like something unusual to you, well you are welcome to Norilsk to experience this and a lot more.’

Passengers turn into snowmen in icy video filmed after a road accident in Norilsk 


Passengers turn into snowmen in icy video filmed after a road accident in Norilsk 


Passengers turn into snowmen in icy video filmed after a road accident in Norilsk 
Norilsk is the world's second lartest city above the Arctic circle. Pictures: Demyan Bulavinets


Norilsk airport was closed on Monday 30 December due to snow storm and low visibility.

Currently air temperature in the city is -14C, with moderate wind. 

Norilsk is the world’s second largest city above the Arctic circle after Murmansk. 

It is home to the biggest known nickel, copper and palladium deposits in the world. 

Comments (1)

Brrrrrrrrr....from sunny Florida.....25C here today.
SteveC, Odessa FL
02/01/2020 02:03
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