Snow haunts river town in NE China

Updated: 2016-11-07

Heavy snowfall in Jilin led to traffic jams and other transport inconveniences on Nov 5.

Snow haunts river town in NE China

A couple passes by a bronze sculpture by the Songhua River on Nov 5. [Photo by Wang Kaidong/asianewsphoto]

The local meteorological station issued a yellow alert for icy roads, reminding local people of keeping safe while driving.

Snow haunts river town in NE China

The city of Jilin, also known as "river town", is enveloped by smog on Nov 5. [Photo by Wang Kaidong/asianewsphoto]

Despite the headaches, the early snowfall did transform the city of Jilin — often called “river town” because of the limpid Songhua River that flows through its center — into an interesting, almost magical place.

Snow haunts river town in NE China

A group of bronze sculptures by the Songhua River bank are covered with snow on Nov 5. [Photo by Wang Kaidong/asianewsphoto]

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