Heavy snow snarls world’s largest rail network

4 Feb 2018 – Rare heavy snow in south and central China snarled the world’s largest rail network this week, closing highways, freezing ports and cutting off critical supplies of thermal coal.

The bottlenecks prompted four top utilities to warn of potential heating and electricity shortages ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year.

State railway operator China Railway Corp has imposed emergency measures to increase coal deliveries to southern power producers running low on stock.


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