City Under Snow – level 2

08-12-2020 07:00

The city of Norilsk is located in Siberia, Russia, and it is the most northerly city in the country. It lies only 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle which is an imaginary line that marks the north of Earth.

A few weeks ago, high winds of up to 100 kmph brought heavy snowfall. In some places, the snow was more than two meters high. It buried cars and roads. The winds were so strong that local authorities decided to close the local airport. Authorities said that they cleared around 400,000 tons of snow from the city in the last two months.

The extreme weather had a big impact on traveling, but it did not seem to upset local people at all.

Difficult words: imaginary (unreal), snowfall (snow that falls in a place in some time), bury (to cover something completely), traveling (when you travel).

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