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Heavy snow disrupts traffic in central, eastern China

(Xinhua)    07:13, January 29, 2018

Pedestrians walk on the snow-covered road in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 28, 2018. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Heavy snow and ice has continued to affect central and eastern parts of China over the weekend, causing cancellations and delays to flights and coaches.

A total of 4,316 people have been relocated in east China's Anhui Province as their homes were damaged by snowstorms. More than 481,000 people in the province were impacted.

Rescue workers have been dispatched to repair power lines and clean snow and ice from roads. Civil affairs authorities sent quilts, coats and food to the affected members of the public.

In Huanghua International Airport in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, all inbound and outbound flights were halted Sunday morning as the runway was covered by ice up to 2-centimeter thick.

Airport authorities dispatched more than 1,000 staff and over a dozen equipment vehicles for de-icing work.

City and county governments in Hunan Province sent over 90 work teams to bring emergency supplies to those affected by the harsh weather.

In east China's Jiangsu Province, more than 10,000 long-distance coaches were canceled, leaving 331 passengers stranded. More than 420 bus lines were closed across the province.

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: Liang Jun, Bianji)

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