Blizzard batters northeastern China anew weeks after record snowfall

A blizzard battered northeastern China anew more than a week after record snowfall hit China’s northern region.

Footage taken in Heilongjiang province on November 22 shows strong gusts of wind as snow fell.

The ice has also piled up and rendered roads impassable in Mudanjiang City. Traffic police shoveled snow off the path after a pick-up truck and an SUV were stuck.

The local meteorological bureau had earlier forecasted rain and snow to fall in large swathes of the province from November 21 to 22. Weather experts have warned of blizzards, icy roads and low visibility as temperatures continue to drop.

Parts of northern China were hit by record snowfall early November, disrupting public transportation and sparking concerns over an unreliable power supply throughout winter. A cold front moving from west to east across the country caused temperatures to plummet by as much as 14 degrees.

State media said at least one person has died in Tongliao City, Inner Mongolia.

Local news magazine China News Weekly said the snowfall was the worst to hit northern China since 1951.