Season's first snow in Beijing disrupts traffic

Source: Xinhua| 2021-11-07 12:18:38|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Snowfall has continued to lash the Chinese capital of Beijing since Saturday evening, affecting road traffic in the region.

A large part of the city received snowfall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday following rainfall earlier during the day. The snow is expected to last till Sunday noon or afternoon, said Guo Jinlan, chief forecaster of the Beijing meteorological center.

The snowfall may reach 6 mm to 12 mm in the city proper and the southern area, with the accumulated snow reaching up to 10 cm, said Guo, adding that the temperature will drop drastically accompanied by strong winds.

As of 8:30 a.m. Sunday, more than 164 bus routes have been suspended, and many sections of multiple expressways have been closed, according to traffic authorities.

The city has issued yellow alerts for cold waves, strong winds, icy roads, as well as snowstorms.

China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue. Enditem

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