150,000 households lose power
22 Jan 2016 – Most parts of China’s Jiangxi Province was hit by heavy snow on Friday.
Local power suppliers said part of the power grid in the cities of Nanchang and Jiujiang has been damaged by the extreme weather and 150,000 households have been affected.
Over 3,000 workers are working to repair the grid. Temperatures in Zhejiang Province were expected to drop to minus 11 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
The eastern province’s coldest weather since 1992 is expected to continue until Jan. 26.
Authorities are struggling to restore electricity and ensure food and warmth as the worst cold front in years sweeps across most of China.
Temperature in Beijing dropped to below minus 10C on Friday and was expected to hit a 30-year low of minus 17C from Saturday through Sunday, the Beijing meteorological station said.
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