Cyclone covers eastern Russian city in picturesque ice

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    Residents of the Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok had to endure a recent cyclone but then enjoyed its picturesque aftermath. Trees, lamp posts, road signs, cars and buildings were covered with a thick layer of ice on Saturday after several days of snow and rain, followed by a sharp drop in temperature. People ignored the cold to take pictures and enjoy the sights . A state of emergency was introduced in the Primorsky region on Thursday, the local authority said, to mobilize all resources for the fight to protect people from the severe cold. It said two days of rain and snowfall had formed a coating of ice on wires and trees up to 12 millimeters (half an inch) thick, something not seen in the region for 30 years. The navy and army were involved in trying to limit the damage and temporary accommodation facilities had been set up. For more info, please go to http://www.globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #Russia #Weather #Ice #GlobalNews

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