CULTURE Heavy snow wreaks havoc in central, eastern China

CULTURE

Heavy snow wreaks havoc in central, eastern China

Xinhua

21:30, December 30, 2018

CHANGSHA/WUHAN, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Many parts of central and eastern China have been embracing the heaviest snow this winter since Saturday, with severe traffic disruption during the New Year holiday.

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Hunan Province (Photo: VCG)

In central China's Hunan Province, high-speed trains linking the capital city of Changsha to Guangzhou and Shenzhen suspended operation. All the passenger bus services in the city were suspended due to the snowstorm.

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Hubei Province (Photo: VCG)

In the neighbouring Hubei Province, some 10,000 subway staff in the capital city of Wuhan began to clean up the snow since 4 a.m. on Sunday at 206 stations and laid sacks and carpets to ensure safety.

At Wuhan Zoo, hippos, elephants and rhinos are enjoying air-conditioning while pandas are running wildly in the snow.

The airports in Changsha and Wuhan were suspended from operation on Sunday morning but resumed hours later.

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Jiangxi Province (Photo: VCG)

In Jiangxi Province, the provincial government has dispatched 27,000 quilts, 15,000 blankets, 20,000 overcoats and down jackets to the affected cities.

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