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Airlines, railways resume after snow disruption in southern China

01-21-2011 18:47 BJT

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Snowfall has disrupted both southern China's airports and railway stations. However, things are improving and passengers stranded are now starting their journeys.

Rain and snowfall caused delays to many flights across Southern China. Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, to name just a few, all suffered.

To help stranded passengers, the affected airports began de-icing and snow-cleaning, which paid dividends.

Almost half of China Eastern's outbound flights took off smoothly.

Snowfall has disrupted both southern China's airports and railway stations.
However, things are improving and passengers stranded are now starting their
journeys.

Chen Jiang, Director of Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai said "As far as I know, most flights were not cancelled."

Most airports returned to normal service after de-icing.

However, Travelers at Liping Airport in Guizhou province were less lucky, they had to wait 48 hours before the travel chaos returned to normal.

authorities at the airport blamed an ice-covered runway for the closure.

The cold weather in Hubei and Hunan provinces also disrupted the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway.


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