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Snow blankets NE. China, traffic affected
Updated: 2004-12-19 17:10

A heavy snow has haunted most part of northeast China's Liaoning since Saturday night, causing major airport and expressways in the province to close for the time being.

According to the provincial expressway administration, major expressways in Liaoning has been closed since 5:00 Sunday morning.

But the expressway from Shenyang, the provincial capital, to Dalian, an open coastal city, and the section of the Shenyang- Dandong expressway are still open to traffic.

Thanks to the timely closure, no road accident has been reported on these expressways upon the snowfalls, the administration added.

Also closed was the Taoxian International Airport in the provincial capital of Shenyang on Sunday morning. The snow has continued by press time, with poor visibility, local sources said.

It is the heaviest snowfall in Liaoning since winter began this year, which interrupted a continuous warm weather, local meteorologists said.

A total of 7,000 environmental sanitation workers have been dispatched to remove the thick layer of snow on major streets of Shenyang.

In a related development, northeast China's Jilin Province, adjacent to Liaoning, has been blanketed by a heavy snow too since the early hours of Sunday.

The provincial meteorological bureau has given three warning signals for heavy and extremely heavy snowfalls. It forecast the snowfalls will continue into Monday.

Since 8:00 Sunday morning, the Changchun Airport in the provincial capital of Jilin has been closed, together with the expressway linking the city to Shenyang.

Major streets in Changchun city are now blanketed by ice and snow, dampening traffic, local sources said.

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