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Heavy snowfall and low temperatures throughout southwestern China paralyzed transportation. The extreme weather also caused damage to crops and livestock. Here's more.
Temperatures plummeted and heavy snow blanketed southwestern China, paralyzing transport and causing damage to the agricultural industry.
In Guizhou Province, authorities at the Guiyang airport cancelled all flights for a ten-hour period overnight Monday.
The cold temperatures have frozen vegetables in fields in Chongqing and killed more than a hundred sheep in Dafang County.
The country's National Meteorological Center says the southern provinces of Guizhou, Yunnan, and Hunan are bracing for even more snow due to fall before Friday.
Concerns are growing that the cold weather will make travel over the Chinese New Year more hectic than usual this year.