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Rare autumn snowfall blankets Tehran, Iran

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Heavy snowfall blanketed Iran's capital city, Tehran, on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The rare autumn snow started with a few flakes that quickly intensified into a full-blown snowstorm, dumping almost 30 cm (1 foot) and blocking several roads.

Snow rapidly covered the streets, leaving commuters stranded and forcing some schools to cancel classes.

Mayor Hamid Mousavi of Tehran's first district said the backed-up traffic prevented the use of snowplows, leaving municipal workers with no choice but to clean up roads and pavements by hand.

According to forecasts, ground frost and significant freezing temperatures are likely in the coming days.

Snowing is a rare occurrence in Tehran during the fall.

Featured image credit: PressTV/YouTube

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