Snow disrupts traffic in Beijing

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People walk against snowfall at Chaoyang District in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 5, 2020. Beijing on Sunday embraced the first snowfall this year. [Photo/Xinhua]

The first snowfall of this year has forced the closure of highways, cancellation of flights and train delays in Beijing.

According to the Beijing branch of China State Railway Group Co Ltd, the country's railway operator, the speed of bullet trains running on certain routes, including Beijing-Tianjin, Beijing-Guangzhou, Beijing-Shanghai, Beijing-Zhangjiakou, has been reduced.

As of 8:45 am Monday, 105 flights have been cancelled at the Beijing Capital International Airport, although 184 flights departed and 101 arrived as scheduled. Beijing Daxing International Airport saw arrival of nine flights and departure of 24 planes.

Eleven highways in the city have been closed Monday morning.

As of 6 am, Beijing Huanwei Group has sent 4,378 workers, 173 snow ploughs and 424 snowmelt vehicles to clear snow and ice on road.

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