City Under Snow – level 1

08-12-2020 07:00

Norilsk is a city in Russia. It is the northernmost city in Russia. It lies close to the Arctic Circle. The Arctic Circle is an imaginary line about 2,600 kilometers from the North Pole. It means that this place is very cold.

Snow starts to fall a lot in Norilsk a few weeks ago. High winds have a speed of 100 kmph. Cars and roads are under the snow. Authorities must close the airport. It is not safe for planes. Authorities clear around 400,000 tons of snow.

The weather is wild. The local people have problems to travel to work. Winters in Norilsk are always cold and hard. Bad weather does not make the people unhappy.

Difficult words: northernmost (the farthest to the north), imaginary (something that people imagine and it is not real), speed (how fast something is).

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