HEADLINE More snow to hit central, eastern China

HEADLINE

More snow to hit central, eastern China

By Chen Lidan | People's Daily app

19:23, January 25, 2018

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A couple watches snowfall on an overpass bridge in Shanghai on Wednesday. (Photo: IC)

China’s meteorological authority raised its snowstorm alert to its second highest level Thursday, warning of more snowfall in the country’s central and eastern regions in the next three days.

The national observatory also issued a blue alert for a powerful cold front that will continue hovering over parts of East China Friday, with hail and temperature plunging by as much as 8 degrees Celsius.

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A car navigates a road amid snow in Shanghai on Wednesday. (Photo: IC)

The observatory said the freezing weather is expected to create chaos in the snow-hit areas and local agencies in transport, power supply and communications need to beef up counter-measures to reduce the potential damage.

Heavy snow brings beautiful scenes as well. Unaffected by the slippery roads after snowfall, people stepped out of their homes to enjoy the snow-blanketed scenery and shared a host of pictures on social media. China’s eastern city of Hangzhou reported more visitors Thursday morning in its West Lake area after it embraced the first snowfall of 2018 a day earlier. 

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Photo taken on Thursday shows a snow-covered historic neighborhood in Nanjing, capital of East China’s Jiangsu Province. (Photo: VCG)

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Photo taken on Thursday shows West Lake, Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province. (Photo: VCG)

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Photo taken on Thursday shows West Lake, Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province. (Photo: VCG)

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Photo taken on Thursday shows a waterway covered in heavy snow, Suzhou, East China’s Jiangsu Province. (Photo: Ru Xiang, provided to People’s Daily app)

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Photo taken on Thursday shows a home in heavy snow, Suzhou, East China’s Jiangsu Province. (Photo: Ru Xiang, provided to People’s Daily app)

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