More Bad Weather Ahead As China Gets Back To Work

From Reuters :

Severe winter weather is forecast to affect much of China over the next few days, potentially contributing to fresh transport problems just as millions of people return to work after the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.

The sleet, snow and gusty winds forecast on Tuesday by the National Meteorological Centre are not expected to be as serious as the heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the country over the past few weeks.

Millions of travelers were stranded ahead of what for many of them is their only chance to go home each year.

But the centre said road conditions could deteriorate as a cold front sweeps south along the eastern coast, possibly complicating travel on Tuesday, the last day of the holiday, when rural migrant workers across the country will take trains and buses to return to work.

“With temperatures falling in the morning and evening, precautions should be taken to deal with the potential negative impact of icy road conditions and similar problems,” the centre said in a statement on its Web site.

February 12, 2008 9:27 AM
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