Massive snowstorm pounds parts of northwest China – Video

Massive snowstorm pounds parts of northwest China – Video

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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8 thoughts on “Massive snowstorm pounds parts of northwest China – Video”

  1. Peru, 20/05/2016: 14 departments are declared in a state of emergency due to frost and cold spell.
    The Executive said, for a period of 60 days the state of emergency at low temperatures and frost friaje 2016, to take immediate and necessary actions to reduce the high risk involved and appropriate response in the event.
    According to a supreme decree published on Friday May 20 in the official gazette El Peruano, this applies in districts and provinces of the departments of Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, Junin, Puno, Moquegua, Pasco and Tacna, affected by frost. Also in Madre de Dios, Ucayali, Loreto and San Martin, who suffer the ravages of the cold spell.
    The rule provides that regional and local governments of the regions mentioned, with technical coordination and monitoring of the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci) and the participation of various ministries, execute the immediate and necessary actions to reduce the very high risk existing.

  2. how to combine that with the message that temperature in april was everywhere higher than ‘usual’?

  3. so thats an UNpaved rough track at the best of times from the look of it ?
    its going to be really really nasty when that melts and those potholes get heaps bigger from traffic.

    def an Aussie style road
    4WD ONLY!

  4. and they told us 26 years ago that we would never see snow again in winter?? Mind you, this is May! So much for all that BS!!
    This is ice age type weather.

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