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Heavy fog, rains disrupt traffic in several parts of China

(Xinhua)

08:46, January 16, 2012

BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Heavy fog and downpours continued to hit several parts of China on Sunday, stranding passengers at airports and forcing highways to close.

Over 1,500 passengers were stranded at the Hedong Airport in Yinchuan, capital of north China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, after flights were delayed due to low visibility .

Police closed five highways in the area Sunday morning and are restricting traffic on other highways in the province, as visibility has been reduced to as low as 5 meters in some areas, according to Ningxia's traffic police department.

Thick fog late Saturday also led to the cancellation of 48 flights in Haikou, capital of south China's island province of Hainan.

Over 4,000 passengers were stranded after ferry services were canceled at a Haikou port at 11 p.m. Saturday.

The city was still shrouded in heavy fog on Sunday, with visibility reduced to less than 100 meters.


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