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City limits traffic speed as Haikuai poses perils

SHANGHAI authorities reduced the speed of trains on two Metro lines and enforced other traffic control measures after Typhoon Haikuai arrived early this morning.

Trains on Line 2 are running at a speed under 30 kilometers per hour between stations on an elevated section near the Pudong International Airport. Trains on Line 6 are ordered to run at 40km/h between Gangcheng Road Station and Boxing Road Station.

Line 5 also observes a speed limit of 30km/h in an open-air section from Yindu Road Station to Chunshen Road Station because of trees alongside.

Authorities said all ferry services were suspended from 8am and flights were canceled before 12am.

The Yangtze River Bridge was closed but the Yangtze River Tunnel is still open, they said.

Motorists are advised to drive slowly on Fengpu Bridge and Minpu Bridge and the suburban section of Highway G1501.

A woman in Baoshan District died this morning after she was hit by a fallen piece of glass from a high building. Local residents are told to stay at home and remove flowerpots from balconies.

Shanghai Tourist Bus Center said they suspended 15 sightseeing routes today. Travelers can get a full refund for their tickets.


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