CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

China enacts emergency procedures to cope with freezing rain in south

01-04-2011 08:52 BJT

China's Ministry of Public Security Monday enacted emergency procedures to cope with freezing rain in the nation's southern provinces, aiming to restart road traffic which often came to a halt because of icy roads.

The Ministry urged local authorities in Guizhou, Guangxi and Hunan provinces to prevent passengers from again being stranded due to icy rain and freezing temperatures, according to a statement.

Further, the ministry sent working groups to these provinces for traffic management assistance, said the statement.

Traffic began to slowly get back to normal in Guizhou Monday morning after freezing rain, which started to pelt the province Saturday night, left thousands stranded in their cars.

Almost all expressways in Guizhou had been closed from late Saturday to Monday morning after rain that quickly turned into ice on the ground stranded more than 7,000 people, according to the Guizhou Provincial Department of Transport.

Thousands of travelers had also been stranded in neighboring Hunan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region as roads with Guizhou were cut.

Local authorities have dispatched food, water, quilts and other supplies to stranded passengers.

The China Meteorological Administration predicted Monday that widespread icy rain and a deep freeze were unlikely to again hit Guizhou and Hunan in the next few days, although low temperature would continue.

But icy rain would continue plaguing the high mountain area in Guangxi over the next three days, and the gloomy and cold weather, including rain and snow, would spread throughout the entire region until Jan. 12.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program