Taxi drifts dangerously on snow-covered road in China

This is the moment a taxi slid down a snow-covered slope in northern China.

Video taken in Jixi City, Heilongjiang province on November 8 shows the vehicle spinning on the frozen road as concerned onlookers stood by and called for help.

The car finally stopped near the bottom of the incline. No one was reported hurt since the street was empty at the time.

The driver reportedly failed to switch his wheels to snow tires, causing the taxi to slip on the icy road.

Large parts of northern China, including the capital Beijing, have this month been hit by freezing temperatures and the first snowfall of the year. It has sparked highway closures and flight and train cancellations.

China’s National Meteorological Agency raised an orange blizzard warning – the second-highest in China’s four-tiered alert system – as snowfall of up to 12 inches is forecasted in the following days.

The Beijing Meteorological Bureau said the winter weather struck around a month earlier than usual. Temperatures on Sunday fell to some of their lowest for the period in the past decade.