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Heavy Snowfall Disturb China's Lunar New Year Holiday Rush

Tue 06 Feb 2024 | 03:09 PM
A Car Driven Under Icy, Snowy Weather in China
A Car Driven Under Icy, Snowy Weather in China
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Thousands of vehicles were trapped on the highways in China after fierce icy weather struck the country.

In addition, these icy conditions disturbed the rest of the traveling means like air and trains which formed a huge crisis, especially since these conditions came during the annual Lunar New Year holiday rush.

It is expected that the snowfall will continue into Wednesday. People who lived outside their hometowns were rushed to catch their families to spend the Lunar New Year with them.

The Lunar New Year falls on Saturday, and families used to gather and celebrate the night before.  

The central government in Beijing said that it would allocate 141 million yuan for urgent highway snow removal and other services to facilitate the process of safe travel in 11 provinces, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

A provincial emergency management official of Wuhan said that 4,000 vehicles were stuck on Monday because of icy conditions.