China: Thousands of vehicles stuck on highway due to snow storm

In the city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, branches were broken due to the weight of the snow and the airport runway was closed due to ice

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Snowstorm in China, Photo: Printscreen YouTube
Snowstorm in China, Photo: Printscreen YouTube
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About 4.000 vehicles were stuck on a highway in central China's Hubei province in an ice storm.

Due to the snow and freezing rain, both air and rail traffic were hampered, making it difficult for people to travel before the Chinese New Year.

The Chinese welcome the New Year this time on Saturday, February 10.

Heavy snow, unusual for central China, is forecast to continue until tomorrow.

China snow
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China's government said it will pay 141 million yuan ($20 million) in emergency aid to clear highway snow in 11 provinces so people can travel safely for the holiday, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

In the city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, branches were broken due to the weight of the snow and the airport runway was closed due to ice.

Many flights and train departures have been canceled or delayed.

One person was killed and 13 injured when the roof of an agricultural fair in neighboring Hunan province collapsed due to heavy snowfall yesterday, Xinhua reported.

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