Massive Sandstorm Swept Across Northern China

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Locals in the northern China are dealing with the aftermath of a major sandstorm.

Locals in northern China are dealing with the aftermath of a major sandstorm.

On a recent Wednesday afternoon, the temperatures quickly dropped and strong winds swept through the area, forcing people to wear masks and run for cover.

"Turning the middle of the day into night. Visibility has been reduced to zero in some states, dropping to freezing
temperatures." [ITN]

Cities in the region are susceptible to sandstorms, as the Gobi Desert can produces massive storms.

However this sandstorm in particular was a really bad one. Weather experts are saying it’s the largest sandstorm in the past decade.

During the horrible weather, the streets were coated in red sand and even the air in some places had a red tint, making it nearly impossible to see.

Traffic was major problem with many roads backed up, requiring police to direct the slow moving vehicles. A local Meteorological Centre issued a red alert and schools were cancelled.

The day after the storm, city authorities were out dealing with the heavy clean up, which involved infrastructure repairs.

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