Snow disrupts traffic in Beijing

2019-12-16 05:42:12 GMT2019-12-16 13:42:12(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Flights have been canceled and bus routes adjusted in Beijing as moderate snow hit the capital Monday morning, according to Beijing Daily.

As of 7 a.m. Monday, 42 flights had been canceled at Beijing Capital International Airport, the local newspaper said.

Seventeen bus routes had been altered or suspended as of 7:30 a.m. due to the snow and frozen roads.

Beijing issued a blue alert for heavy snow on Sunday, which is the lowest in the capital's four-tier warning system.

The average precipitation from 7 p.m. Sunday to 9 a.m. Monday reached 3.9 mm, according to local meteorological authority.