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Snow blocks highways in north China


11:05, November 22, 2011

HOHHOT, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- All major highways in Inner Mongolia autonomous region were closed Tuesday morning, as the first snow of the cold season blanketed the region's capital of Hohhot.

Hohhot's main bus station began Tuesday morning to halt all long-distance coach services.

The China Central Meteorological Station said at 7 a.m. that snow had fallen in the middle region of Inner Mongolia, northern part of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region as well as the northeastern provinces of Jilin and Liaoning.

The station said temperatures in Inner Mongolia would drop by 10 degrees Celsius over the next three days.

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