Motorists trapped in 'giant' two-day long traffic jam due to heavy snowfall in Russia

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 03, 2012 07:30 hrs

Thousands of vehicles have been trapped, some for more than two days, in a traffic jam dozens of miles long caused due to heavy snowfall in Russia.

Police in the Tver region said that field kitchens were operating on the road, but many drivers complained supplies never reached them and they were running out of fuel to keep their engines running and heating on in subzero temperatures.

"Drivers help one another and that's it, the problems are on the side of the authorities. There are no fuel tankers, no water, nothing, we are just stuck here," a truck driver told Rossiya 24 TV.

According to the Guardian, another man told the state broadcaster he had moved less than a mile in 24 hours.

Reports put the length of the jam at between 25 and 120 miles at different times.

The M10 highway links Moscow with St Petersburg, 430 miles away, and continues to the border with Finland, the report added. (ANI)

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