180,000 Stranded As Cold Weather Returns

Southern China, a future skiing destination? The prospect doesn’t seem so outlandish as gets slammed by another round of nasty winter weather, from AFP:

The latest cold weather has taken a severe toll in mountainous Yunnan province, where heavy snowfalls since Thursday have caused huge problems, the said.

Eighty percent of the two million residents in Qujing city remain without due to the combined impacts of the most recent cold snap and the ferocious weather that first hit southern China in early January.

The snowfalls over the past few days have also blocked 14,000 kilometres (8,700 miles) of roads in Yunnan, a prime reason behind the large number of stranded, the China Daily said, citing provincial transport authorities.

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