25.11.2013 - News

Could paralyzes life in the north-east of China

Smog in north-eastern China has reduced visibility to 50 yards, which is why over the weekend were closed major highways and airports.

Seven expressways were partially or totally closed, according to the data transport services in Liaoning Province.

Further north in Heilongjiang Province, which is located on the border with Russia, on Saturday, most roads were closed and Taiping International Airport in Harbin, which canceled all 209 scheduled flights. The airport said that flights resumed on Sunday as visibility improved to several hundred meters.

In the past month, life in Harbin virtually stalled because of pollution caused by the switching on of the city heating systems that require the burning of coal. Canceled because of the smog air and bus services, as well as schools were closed.

National Meteorological Center of China said that the rain and the cold front approaching from the west, so the fog will gradually dissipate.

Author: Anastasiia Trepyton