Sunday, February 07, 2010

Fresh snow disrupts Spring Festival get-away

Beijing was once again covered with a layer of snow on Saturday evening bringing disruption to roads and flights. The fresh wave of snow comes as many citizens start journeys home or to see relatives as the lead up to the Spring Festival begins. Traffic was heavier than usual late Saturday afternoon and there were a few minor accidents seen along the main expressway to the airport. Although there were no reported cancellations due to the snow, many flights were delayed as de-icing equipment was deployed to spray aircraft [pictured]. Temperatures in the capital dropped to as low as -9°C early Sunday and may fall to -11°C on Thursday. Further snow is also expected on Wednesday bringing the fifth bout of snowfall since November last year. This has been one of the coldest winters on record in Beijing though many other parts of China have been even worst hit by cold temperatures.

tvnewswatch, Kunming, Yunnan, China

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