Sheep flee as shed roof collapses under heavy snow in China

This is the dramatic moment a flock of sheep ran for thier lives when a roof collapsed from the weight of heavy snow in northeastern China.

CCTV footage taken in Baicheng City, Jilin province on November 8 shows the herd resting in the middle of the night before fleeing when the roof buckled under the snow’s weight.

Sheep owner Mr. Qiao said no casualties were caused since the sheep immediately ran after hearing the noise. He is now arranging for repairs to the shed.

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.