Heavy snow continues in NE China province
Updated: 2006-02-25 15:34
SHENYANG, February 25 (Xinhua) -- A thick blanket of snow covered northeast
China's Liaoning Province Saturday and a weather report said most parts of the
province would still expect heavy snowfall or blizzard.
The central meteorological station in the provincial capital Shenyang sent a
red alarm for snow disaster at 5:46 a.m., indicating the snowstorm could
seriously affect local traffic and the stock raising industry within two hours.
In China, the alarm of incidents, including disastrous weather, is shown in
red, orange, yellow and blue respectively, with an red alarm standing for top
Due to a chilling front from Baikal, a rare snowstorm started to hit Liaoning
Province Friday, the first heavy snowfall since February 4, the day that marks
the start of spring in the Chinese lunar calendar.
The snow closed Shenyang's Taoxian International Airport and five of the
province's total 10 expressways.
As it takes time to clean off the thick snow blanket on the parking apron and
runways, airport authorities said the airport will probably resume operation at
12:00 p.m. Saturday, instead of 8:00 a.m. as was predicted on Friday.
On Saturday morning, the fallen snow in downtown Shenyang measured at least