Thu, January 06, 2011
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Cold snap sweeps China, traffic at a standstill

2011-01-06 08:36:11 GMT2011-01-06 16:36:11 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Vehicles move at snail pace along the ice-covered road in Ziyuan county, Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Jan 5, 2011. Freezing rains since Jan 2 has iced three main roads linking Ziyuan county to outside. The local road bureau and police security bureau are taking measures to tackle the disaster. [Photo/Xinhua]

A driver sets up a tire chain onto a vehicle's wheels at a roadside in Ziyuan county, Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Jan 5, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A man shovels ice on a satellite receiver in Ziyuan county, Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Jan 5, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Excavators clean up ice on the road in Ziyuan county, Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Jan 5, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A farmer walks along snow-covered farmland in Yangliu village, Wulong county, Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, Jan 4, 2011. Freezing weather has hit the southeastern part of Chongqing, affecting supplies of gas, electricity and water. [Photo/Xinhua]

Two pupils bundled up walk to school carrying a heater in Yangliu village, Wulong county, Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, Jan 4, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A driver slips on a road in Wulong county, Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, Jan 4, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Freezing rains since Jan 2 has iced three main roads linking Ziyuan county, Southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, to outside.

The local road bureau and police security bureau are taking measures to tackle the disaster.

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