Print This Page Email This Page
Heavy Fog Hits Liaoning, Closing Highways, Airport

Heavy fog blanketed the northeastern province of Liaoning overnight, closing highways and delaying flights on Tuesday.

In Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province, more than 20 flights that had been delayed started to take off at around 10 AM on Tuesday, according to the Taoxian International Airport.

The fog, which reduced visibility to 50 meters on Tuesday morning, had virtually closed the airport, with no departures or arrivals before 9:40 AM, said officials with the airport.

Xu Yang, a resident of Shenyang, described the fog as the densest she had seen in more than two decades.

"When I got up this morning and looked out the window, I could barely see in the buildings opposite ours less than 100 meters away," said Xu.

Heavy fog also forced the closure of highways linking most cities in the province with Beijing and Harbin, provincial capital of Heilongjiang Province, leaving more than 50 bus services canceled or delayed, according to the provincial highway administration.

Shenyang weather observatory said the fog was expected to disperse around noon on Tuesday. Motorists were advised to slow down and residents advised to stay indoors as the foggy weather could trigger respiratory problems.

(Xinhua News Agency April 8, 2008)

Related Stories
- Heavy Fog Disrupts Air Traffic in HK
- More Heavy Fog Predicted in Three Gorges Areas
- Fog Strands 200 Vessels at Three Gorges Dam
- Heavy Fog Hits Shandong
- Authorities Told to Get Ready for Heavy Fog

Print This Page Email This Page
China Gears up to Battle Wheat, Rape Diseases
Report: Financial Jobs Get Highest Pay in China
Chinese Attitudes Toward Body Donation Divided
Wen: Chinese People Self-sufficient in Food
China Hands over Red Cross Complex to Sri Lanka
Over 2 Mln Trees Planted on Voluntary Tree Planting Day in Beijing

Product Directory
China Search
Country Search
Hot Buys