Schools, roads closed, 1 person dead in snowstorm in China | WGN 720 radio



In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a snow-covered pavilion is seen in an aerial photo of a park in Heping District in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, on 9 November 2021. (Yang Qing / Xinhua via AP)

BEIJING (AP) – A multi-day snowstorm in northeast China has forced schools to close, suspended rail services, crushed greenhouses and killed one.

More than 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow has been reported in some cities in Liaoning Province and Inner Mongolia region of China.

Chinese state media said one person died in Tongliao, a city in Inner Mongolia, but provided no further details. The snow fell for 46 hours in the city, the longest since at least 1951, state broadcaster CCTV said.

The cold front, which swept through northwestern China and Beijing over the weekend, is weakening and the Chinese meteorological agency predicted the snow would end on Thursday. Workers used excavators to clear the roads as the snow subsided, CCTV said.

About 1,000 people were trapped overnight in service areas of highways in Jilin province, authorities said in a statement posted on social media. Some highways have been closed and rail service has been interrupted in the province.


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