Due to heavy snowfall on Sunday, several trains were delayed and some were stranded in remote areas in Inner Mongolia, January 4, 2010.
The floor of a stranded train is covered by snow in Shangdu, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, January 4, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]
Local government dispatched about 10,000 people including soldiers to the snow-affected areas to evacuate stranded passengers and clear snow on roads and railways.
More than 1,400 stranded passengers were settled in the safe neighborhood in Shangdu by 14:00 Monday.