(0213 CR M01)BEIJING EMBRACES SECOND SNOWFALL

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(0213 CR M01)BEIJING EMBRACES SECOND SNOWFALL DATELINE: Feb 13, 2011 LENGTH: 00:01:33 PKG INTRO Beijing has embraced a second snowfall, just three days after it had its first snow this winter. Experts say the snow can help ease the pressure of drought in the city, but nationwide, the drought-fighting situation is still grim. China Report explains. PKG Snow began to fall on Saturday night and continued falling on Sunday morning. It was forecast to stop in the daytime. According to the city transportation departments, more than 3,000 people and 700 vehicles have been mobilized to clear the snow on major roads. The city had its first snow of the winter on Wednesday and Thursday after 108 days of zero precipitation. The city's rainmakers reportedly dispersed silver iodide into the air to create artificial snow. They would again boost precipitation by seeding clouds. Despite the efforts, China's drought relief authorities said the country still faces the grim task of fighting Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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