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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

3,000 Rescued in Storm

MOSCOW -- Rescue workers cleared a path to free hundreds of cars caught in a severe snowstorm, stranding thousands of fishermen trying to reach the shore on Sakhalin Island in the Far East, a news report said.

About 800 cars transporting about 3,000 people, including women and children, got stuck in deep snow drifts Sunday along the coast Saturday morning, Interfax said.

About 200 vehicles were freed Saturday, and the remaining cars were able to move Sunday after workers cleared away the snow, Interfax said.