SAMARA, Russia, Jan. 2 (UPI) --
An unusual colored snowfall settled on several areas of the southeastern Russian city of Samara on New Year's Eve, officials said.
A spokesman for the Emergencies Ministry said the gray and beige colored snow is not a health threat to the city's residents, RIA Novosti reported.
Experts say they believe the colored snow was a result of sandstorms in Kazakhstan mixing sand and clay into the falling snow.
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