Heavy snow disrupts traffic, closes scenic spots in east China Published on: 1/7/2018

Heavy snow disrupts traffic, closes scenic spots in east China

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Heavy snow disrupts traffic, closes scenic spots in east China

The first snow of the newyear, which began hitting China on Wednesday, has continued to affect lifeand traffic in the country.

As of Saturday afternoon, 13 sections of expressways in Jiangsu Provinceremained closed due to wet and slippery conditions, the provincial transportdepartment said.

In the neighboring Anhui Province, 51 scenic spots in nine cities werealso shut due to safety concerns, the provincial tourism authority said.

According to the provincial government on Friday, the worst snowstormssince 2008 have killed 13 people, causing direct economic losses of 1.26billion yuan (190 million U.S. dollars) and 790 million yuan of losses inagriculture.

In addition to Anhui and Jiangsu, the provinces of Henan, Hubei, Hunanand Shaanxi in central and northern China have all suffered from heavy snowthis week.


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