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Snow disrupts air, road traffic in northern China

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 January, 2013, 3:53pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 January, 2013, 3:53pm
 

Snow in northern China has forced the cancellation of more than 100 flights and the closure of dozens of highways, authorities said Sunday.

Beijing Capital International Airport’s official website said a total of 111 flights were cancelled at the facility, including 16 international ones.

Another 68 flights were delayed, with 11 of those on international routes.

More than 40 highways in northern China were closed due to the snow, the government’s official weather website said. No accidents were reported.

As of 8am Sunday weather authorities recorded up to 8.6 centimetres of snow in a mountainous part of northwestern Beijing near the Great Wall of China.

Much smaller amounts fell in central Beijing and had largely stopped by Sunday afternoon.

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