Fri, February 10, 2012
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Snowfall halts traffic on section of China-Nepal Highway

2012-02-10 12:59:01 GMT2012-02-10 20:59:01(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Local residents clear away deep snow in Mainpu Township in Nyalam County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 10, 2012. (Xinhua/Wen Tao)

A worker operates machine to clear away deep snow on a section of the China-Nepal Highway linking Nyalam County and Zhangmu Township, southwest China's China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 10, 2012. (Xinhua/Wen Tao)

Children play in deep snow on a section of the China-Nepal Highway linking Nyalam County and Zhangmu Township, southwest China's China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 10, 2012.(Xinhua/Wen Tao)

Local residents help a tractor get out of deep snow on a section of the China-Nepal Highway linking Nyalam County and Zhangmu Township, southwest China's China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 10, 2012.(Xinhua/Wen Tao)

Heavy snowfall halted traffic on a section of the China-Nepal Highway on Feb. 8. The section of road, located on the border of China and Nepal, was blanketed with up to two meters of snow.

It will take five days for workers to clear away the deep snow and resume traffic on the road, according to traffic authorities.

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