HANGZHOU, Jan. 26, 2018
Traffic was disrupted by heavy snow and ice from Wednesday to Thursday on a section of road at the border of east China’s Zhejiang and Anhui provinces.
A large number of cars, over 1,000 at the peak, were stranded on the road near the border of Anji County, Zhejiang and Ningguo, Anhui, causing congestion stretching over 10 kilometers.
Workers are still cleaning ice and snow from the road, authorities in Zhejiang said.
Many areas of central and eastern China have been hit by ongoing snow and rain.
The Zhejiang provincial meteorological center said that rain and snow will continue until the end of this month.
The provincial capital Hangzhou has seen snow since Wednesday. Some 20 cars were badly damaged in a rear-end accident on an expressway in the city on Wednesday night.
Power supply companies in the province have been cleaning the electric wires to ensure no blackouts occur during rain and snow.
China’s national observatory upgraded its snowstorm warning to the second highest level on Thursday.
Ten to 20 centimeters of snow is expected in parts of Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shanghai and Zhejiang on Thursday and Friday.