Heavy snow forces Chinese airport to shut downBy IANS
Sunday, November 28, 2010
SHANGHAI - Overnight snow in most parts of northeast China brought down temperatures to several degrees below minus and forced an airport to shut down twice in a day due to a blizzard, a media report said Sunday.
An airport in Changchun, capital of Jilin province, was closed twice Saturday because of blizzards, with at least 13 flights being cancelled, the Shanghai Daily reported.
The weather bureau in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, neighbouring Jilin, forecast the lowest temperature would fall below minus 20 degrees Celsius Sunday.
Transport authorities said all major highways in the region have been closed amid the widespread snowy weather.
The Beijing meteorological office said the lowest temperature in the national capital would drop to minus six degrees Celsius in the urban area, and minus 10 degrees Celsius in the outskirts.