Contact Members/Sign Up Reg Form

China's Lunar New Year Travel Chaos: Thousands Stranded in Snow

Workers clear ice and snow off the tracks along Lianyungang East railway station, during the Spring Festival travel rush ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China February 5, 2024. Reuters

Severe disruptions plagued the annual Lunar New Year travel rush in central China as heavy snowfall trapped thousands of motorists on highways in Hubei province. Aerial images captured extensive traffic jams on Monday night, with approximately 4,000 vehicles immobilized due to icy conditions, according to a provincial official cited by state broadcaster CCTV. Authorities aimed to clear the congestion by Tuesday.

The unusual heavy snowfall, not typical for central China, was forecasted to persist until Wednesday. The timing of the weather disturbance coincided with millions of people embarking on journeys home for the Lunar New Year celebration, scheduled for Saturday. Traditionally, families gather for a festive dinner on the eve of the New Year.

Compounding the transportation woes, Wuhan Airport, the capital of Hubei, experienced temporary runway closures due to icy conditions. Flight and train cancellations left travelers stranded for hours. In a tragic incident in neighboring Hunan province, a roof collapsed at a produce fair following heavy snowfall, resulting in one fatality and 13 injuries, as reported by the official Xinhua News Agency on Monday.

In response to the challenges faced in Hunan, authorities initiated relief efforts, dispatching cotton-padded quilts and other essential items to address the needs of affected individuals. The broader impact of the snow-related disruptions underscores the complexity of managing travel during the festive season and the unexpected challenges posed by inclement weather

Feb. 6, 2024 3:54 p.m. 2430

#breakingnews #worldnews #headlines #topstories #globalUpdate #dxbnewsnetwork #dxbnews #dxbdnn #dxbnewsnetworkdnn #LunarNewYearTravel #SnowDisruptions #CentralChinaSnowfall #TravelChaos #WuhanAirport #IcyConditions #WinterWeather #HubeiTrafficJam #HolidayJourney #HunanRoofCollapse #ReliefEfforts #WinterStormImpact #WeatherChallenge #TravelWoes

Debate Over Cloud Seeding Sparks Warning of 'Weather Wars' in Dubai

uae news / uae-national
April 19, 2024 6:35 p.m. 422

Disagreement Among Meteorological Experts on Cloud Seeding's Role in Dubai Rain Sparks Community Debate...Read More.

AI Predictive Tool Forecasts Employee Attrition, Improving Retention Strategies

global news / world news
April 19, 2024 6:01 p.m. 426

Japanese Researchers Develop AI Tool to Aid Managers in Providing Targeted Support to Prevent Employee Attrition...Read More.

Debate Over Cloud Seeding Sparks Warning of 'Weather Wars' in Dubai

Disagreement Among Meteorological Experts on Cloud Seeding's Role in Dubai Rain Sparks Community Debate

AI Predictive Tool Forecasts Employee Attrition, Improving Retention Strategies

Japanese Researchers Develop AI Tool to Aid Managers in Providing Targeted Support to Prevent Employee Attrition

Kriti Sanon & Shanaya Kapoor: Summer Chilling in Breezy Co-ords

Kriti Sanon and Shanaya Kapoor showcase breezy co-ord outfits, epitomizing summer's chill vibe. Dive into their stylish ensembles to get inspired for the season

G7 Condemns Chinese Firms' Military Aid to Russia

G7: Concern Over Chinese Firms Aiding Russian Military

Mount Ruang volcano erupts five times in a row, triggers Indonesia tsunami alert

Indonesian authorities responded to multiple eruptions of Mount Ruang with a tsunami alert issued on Wednesday.

Understanding UAE Property: Rera Rent Index for Furnished Apartments

Many tenants in Dubai's new furnished apartments are facing a 10% to 15% rent hike as their initial annual contracts near completion.

Delta Airlines Boeing 757 declares 'flap disagree' emergency landing

A Delta spokesperson assured that although rare, the incident is managed safely due to thorough flight crew training.

UAE Flight Disruptions: Essential Updates on Delays, Cancellations

Flight operations from DXB remain disrupted, causing ongoing inconvenience to travelers.

NSE Today: Stocks Plummet to 52-Week Lows in Current Trade

NEW DELHI: Sumeet Industries, Indiabulls Housing Finance (Perpetual Pref), MEP Infrastructure Developers, Future Supply Chain Solutions

KL Rahul Reveals Virat Kohli's Firm Approach to RCB Contract

KL Rahul began his IPL journey with RCB and hoped to conclude his career with the same team.

Malaika Arora's Stunning ₹6k White Bodycon Gown Goes Viral

Malaika Arora dazzles in chic white cut-out bodycon gown for latest photoshoot.

Nestle's Controversies: Baby Food Sugar, Child Labor Claims

From the well-known Maggi noodle ban to child labor accusations, Nestle has encountered significant scrutiny.

Paris 2024 Olympics: Super Rich's Luxe Experience Revealed

This summer, Paris anticipates a surge of spectators for the Olympic Games.

Nigeria Reaffirms Pledge: Affordable Housing for Civil Servants

HoSF Dr. Folasade Yemi Esan inspects 116-unit housing construction.

Israel Attack on Iran Forces Airlines to Alter Routes Urgently

Iran shuts Tehran, Shiraz, and Isfahan airports post-attack; briefly clears western airspace.

Indian Embassy Urges Rescheduling Non-Essential Travel to Dubai; Emirates Halts Transit Check-In Today

Emirates halts Dubai check-in for weather; Indian embassy aids. Confirm flights; rain disrupts transfers. Emirates vital for Indians.

Axis Bank: Implementing Bear Put Spread Option Strategy

Axis Bank's MACD momentum indicator shifts bearish, signaling short-term downtrend ahead.

Rohit Sharma-Hardik Pandya Celebrate Win, Boost Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians' captaincy debate stirs fanbase as Hardik Pandya replaces Rohit Sharma.

Sonam Kapoor Channels Bridgerton with Elegant White Shirt, Blue Skirt

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja mesmerizes in a chic shirt and skirt ensemble, exuding summer elegance and sass.

Amsterdam Halts New Hotel Builds, Reduces River Cruise Stays

To alleviate overcrowding, Amsterdam implements a ban on new hotel constructions.

Get In Touch

3001E, 30 Floor, Aspin Commercial Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE

+971 56 450 3476

info@dxbnewsnetwork.com

LAUNCH OF DNN
Follow Us

© DNN. All Rights Reserved.