Heavy snowfall hit the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. As reported Friday in the management of the local traffic police in Urumqi — the administrative center of Xinjiang — closed two highways.
In bus and has accumulated more than 6 thousand passengers. Postponed or canceled more than a long-distance bus services. On the road is a 30-cm layer of snow, which in some places covered with ice because of the strong cold wind gust speed reaches 60 km per hour.
Also terminate rail traffic, detained 22 passenger composition, ITAR-TASS reported.
Meanwhile, the local weather service predicts worsening weather today in practically all regions of Xinjiang. Wind speed reaches 80 km per hour, expect new snowfall.