From BBC News :
Chinese authorities are working to restore power and water to millions, as the snow-hit country begins the week-long Lunar New Year festival.
More than 3,000 electricians and troops are repairing power lines in Chenzhou city , where four million residents have been without electricity for 12 days.
The worst snow in decades has brought chaos to vast areas of central and southern provinces.
But transport gridlock is easing as roads and railways are being cleared.
The snow has coincided with China’s busiest travelling season, with millions of people trying to return home for the festive week.