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Traffic back to normal, icing alert remains

The city's traffic returned to normal this morning after snow and gale winds faded away. Today is cloudy with the temperatures from minus 2 degrees Celsius to 3 degrees, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau reported.

Two alerts, a yellow road-icing alert and a blue cold wave alert, are still on the bureau's website due to the low readings.

Tomorrow should be sunny with a low of minus 2 degrees and a high of 8 degrees, marking the end of the current cold snap, the bureau said in forecast.

Locals should prepare for potential foggy weather when the temperatures climb up, it added.

Expressways reopened in the morning with police cars guiding vehicles stuck in jams. Some entrance ramps remained closed.

More than 60 long-distance bus services to neighboring Zhejiang Province were canceled early this morning but traffic authority said the services would gradually resume by noon.

Ships, stranded at sea or in port, went on their way this morning from 7am. Nearly 40 international ships at the city's Waigaoqiao and Yangshan ports postponed their schedules due the gale.

Most of the flights at the city's two airports were on schedule this morning. Some were delayed for 30 minutes to an hour.


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