Heavy Snow Across China

Added On January 8, 2018

The first snow of the new year which began hitting China on Wednesday, has continued to affect life and traffic in the country.
As of Saturday, the snow had killed one person and affected more than 510,000 people in central China's Hubei Province.
It said that the snow has forced relocation of 682 people, flattened nearly 290 houses, damaged some 830 houses and more than 31,000 hectares of crops, causing a total economic losses over 111 million U.S. dollars.
In Jiangsu Province, 13 sections of expressways remained closed.
In the neighboring Anhui Province, 51 scenic spots in nine cities were also shut due to safety concerns.
According to the provincial government, the worst snowstorms since 2008 have killed 13 people, causing direct economic losses of 190 million dollars.
In addition, the provinces of Henan, Hunan and Shaanxi in central and northern China have all suffered from heavy snow this week.