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Strong wind disrupts Beijing air, rail traffic

03-23-2012 17:23 BJT

BEIJING, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Strong winds hit Beijing and neighboring areas Friday, causing delays to flights and high-speed trains, according to local authorities.

Strong winds hit Beijing and neighboring areas Friday, causing delays to flights and
high-speed trains, according to local authorities.

The Beijing Municipal Meteorological Station issued warnings about the gales, which reached more than 60 km per hour.

More than 20 flights have been delayed at Beijing Capital International Airport, and six others canceled, airport spokespeople told reporters.

Meanwhile, authorities with Beijing South Railway Station, the departure point for the capital's high-speed trains, announced that winds had forced some trains bound for Shanghai to slow down and led to delays.

By 2:20 p.m., nine high-speed trains had been delayed, the Shanghai Railway Bureau confirmed.

 

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Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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