SHENYANG -- Heavy snow in northeast China's Liaoning province since Saturday night has forced the closure of most highways there.
Most parts of Liaoning saw snow and rain between 8 pm Saturday and 7 am Monday. A blanket of snow 10 to 16 cm deep was piled up in cities of Anshan and Panjin during the period, according to data by the provincial meteorological bureau.
The maximum snowfall of 20 mm was recorded in Liaoyang County, the bureau said.
The transportation department of Liaoning province has issued traffic controls with entry to highways shut down and passenger vehicles with seats of seven or above barred from several expressways.