North China snowfall paralyzed

North China snowfall paralyzed Weather and Climate

As expected weather forecasters, the northern part of China was almost completely paralyzed by heavy snowfall. To clear the roads from 80-cm layer of snow and to deliver food and water caught in a snowstorm away from civilization, the drivers, the number of which is close to a thousand, even soldiers are called units.

As more heavy snowfall is expected in the north of China, in particular vulnerability is all modes of transportation and air, and rail, and even more vehicles. "Orange" code of danger remains relevant for the entire northern region, but in some districts it was raised to "red" level.

Already in the morning to hit the capital of more than 58 mm of snow, which in the period from November to March has not happened since 1958. Old towns in the vicinity of Beijing have been flooded as soon as the snow began to melt. Snow maximum was reached and in Haydan, Fenhuaylin region where the snow did not stop for 40 hours, in the end it fell to 96 mm. The roads are very dangerous situation that is complicated by the strong wind. According to witnesses, the height of the snow has long reached the height of the human knee.

For security purposes, made some adjustments to the schedule of domestic and international flights. And some were not able to land at designated airports because of ice. Small airports altogether ceased to operate during blizzards and ice on runways. On the railway route from Beijing to Younkin 8 trains canceled, as the city has experienced shortages of electricity and heat supply.

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