A new cold front is expected to sweep across north China and bring snow storms to northeastern provinces, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast on Sunday.
Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces will experience heavy snowfall, and temperatures will drop by 6 to 10 degrees Celsius in most parts of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Traffic authorities have been warned to brace for the upcoming heavy snow and low temperature, and the public has been advised to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities in the following days.
The forecast has now become a reality:
Blizzard hits NE China
Liaoning Province issued a red alert for snowstorm on Monday morning, while closing an airport and expressways in its capital Shenyang.
Authorities have closed off the Taoxian International Airport and more than 20 expressways in the province.
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