Related News

Home » Nation

Snow disrupts air travel in Beijing

A LIGHT to moderate snow blanketed north China today, leaving more than 80 flights out of Beijing delayed or cancelled.

Sixty-four flights out of Beijing had been delayed and another 21 been cancelled by 10 am, the Beijing Capital International Airport said in a statement.

The city received an average snowfall of 1.8 mm between 8 am yesterday and 6 am today. Shijingshan district recorded the largest snowfall of 3.2 mm.

The road traffic wasn't much affected as all highways were open. Only 13 bus lines linking the downtown with the suburbs were cancelled and another 8 had to take detours, according to the Beijing Municipal Transport Committee.

The snow also blanketed regions including Shanxi, Heibei, Tianjin, Henan, Shandong and Liaoning. Tianjin and the northeast part of Hebei received a snowfall of up to 3.8 mm.

Twelve highways in Liaoning were partly closed and further one fully closed, local transport authorities said.

A light to moderate snow or sleet would hit northern Xinjiang, eastern Inner Mongolia, the Northeast and northern Shandong today, according to the Central Meteorological Observatory.

The agency also forecast that the country's central and eastern regions will see snowstorms and temperature drops from Feb. 8 to 12.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend