Heavy snowfall brings Iran’s capital to standstill

16 Nov 2019 – Heavy snowfall blanketed the streets of north Tehran on Saturday, causing traffic chaos and forcing the closure of schools.

It all began with tiny hailstones hitting northern part of Tehran during Saturday morning rush hour but it soon grew into a full force snowfall blanketing the city with up to 30 cm (12 inches) deep.

Hamid Mousavi, mayor of Tehran’s first district, told the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) that the backed-up traffic prevented the use of snowploughs and forced the municipal workers to clear roads and pavements by hand.

Snowing is a rare occurrence in Tehran during the fall.

Forecasts call for a ground frost and a sharp drop in temperature in coming days.

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