Saturday, March 23, 2013 7:37 am
Ukrainian capital paralyzed by snowstorm
The Associated Press
The city was hit by about 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow in the past day, more than it usually receives per month during this season.
Tractors, armored vehicles and other heavy equipment were dispatched Saturday to clear roads blocked by kilometers-long traffic jams. Desperate to get home, some Kiev drivers simply abandoned their stalled cars on the roads and set out on foot.
Kiev's main airport, Boryspil, was working with delays, the smaller Zhulyany airport was closed and Ukraine's International Airlines grounded all its planes until Sunday morning.