Freezing rain in southern China


01.03.11. Freezing rain, which began on the first day of 2011, paralyzed traffic on high-speed highways of the southern Chinese province of Guizhou.

Many kilometers of traffic jams formed as a result of icy roads due to rain and snow, we could not eliminate even the evening Sunday. Hostage to the weather were about 20 thousand people. Local authorities supply blocked on the roads for drivers and passengers with food and drinking water.

Frazil diameter up to 13 mm was formed on the wires of power lines, but the bulk of breaks so far managed to avoid. On high-voltage transmission line include special devices that promote thaw wires, according to Interfax.

Voice of Russia

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