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City warned of slippery roads after snow

Ice is expected to cover Shanghai's streets tomorrow morning with the continuing snow and low temperature, weathermen said, reminding drivers to be careful.

A yellow road-icing alert, lowest of the three-level system, was issued by the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau at 2:30pm today warning that ice would probably affect city traffic in the next 12 hours.

The snow is forecast to continue till midnight and the accumulation would reach three centimeters in part of the city, the bureau said.

The winter's first snow began to fall on the city this morning and the temperatures are plunging.

At about 10:26 am, snow first appeared in the city's suburban Jinshan District, then spread to Songjiang and Qingpu districts and reached downtown before noon.

The snowfall should continue this afternoon, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said. The bureau issued a blue cold-wave alert yesterday at 5am today.

The temperature recorded at 12:30 pm was 2.2 degrees Celsius and today's high is around 5 degrees Celsius.

The low tomorrow and Friday could reach minus 2 degree with ice and even lower in the suburbs, the bureau warned.

Gale winds at 38kph to 61kph should continue today. Urban residents are warned against falling objects.


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