Two meters (almost 7 ft) of snow paralyzes traffic in northern Xinjiang. Traffic has been at a standstill for three days now.
17 May 2016 – Powerful snowstorm struck the mountainous Altai Region in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, paralyzing traffic, according to CCTV channel.
Snow along the Altai mountain range covered 26-kilometer section of the highway. Snow cover at the checkpoint on the border between China and Mongolia amounted to more than two meters.
Local authorities have sent a detachment of emergency response and excavators to clear the affected sections of the road.
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