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A powerful thunderstorm hit Moscow shortly before midnight on Wednesday, with heavy rain instantly flooding streets and making waves on social media.
The heavy rain with hail and gale force wind was registered in the northwestern part of Moscow.
The thunderstorm halted traffic in many areas in the city due to the zero-visibility conditions it brought, RIA-Novosti reported.
Earlier, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has issued a warning of a strong thunderstorm, with wind gusts of up to 18 meters per second (64 km/h) in the capital.
Damage to power lines, falling trees, and traffic delays were named among the possible consequences of the storm.