Today we had our second blizzard in less than 3 weeks.
Although this time around the winds didn’t get up to 50 mph sustained for an entire day (although the wind was certainly quite respectable, especially the gusts), this storm brought us much more snow than Vlad’s Valentine’s Day blizzard, and by midday today we had about 2 feet (with more potentially to fall, or so they claim). This time around the city of Vladivostok appeared to be taking a few more measures (at least downtown) to try to clear the snow and prevent Vlad from again turning into a huge ice rink, but it doesn’t seem too likely that the roads or sidewalks will recover very soon.
Of course, everything in town is closed (you know it’s serious when
Pictures (I think you can click to enlarge): 1. and 2. cars stuck near my apartment complex (birds-eye view), 3. a path is cleared on one sidewalk downtown, 4. this (former) staircase is quite snowed over, 5.kiosks near Far Eastern State University, 6. cars are still a-driving on