Heavy snow has blanketed swaths of China’s northeastern area, shutting colleges and halting transportation within the first main snowstorm of the season
ByThe Related Press
November 6, 2023, 3:56 AM
Main highways within the northeastern metropolis of Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, have been closed and flights canceled, China’s state broadcaster CCTV mentioned. Elementary and center colleges additionally canceled lessons for Monday.
The Nationwide Meteorological Middle mentioned Monday that snowfall is prone to “breakthrough the historic data” for a similar interval. Heavy snowstorms are anticipated to proceed in elements of Internal Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces, with snow depth reaching 20 centimeters (7.9 inches) in some locations.
Footage confirmed supply vehicles stranded bumper to bumper, stretching 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) exterior the town.
Chaoyang metropolis in neighboring Liaoning province and Chifeng in Internal Mongolia province additionally closed their colleges and kindergartens.
China’s climate authorities issued an orange alert on Monday morning by Tuesday, the second highest on a scale of 4.