China issues yellow alert for blizzard

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-01-28

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BEIJING -- China's meteorological authorities on Friday issued a yellow alert for heavy snow in some regions of the country.

From Friday morning to Saturday morning, snowstorms are likely to hit parts of Hubei, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang, with 4 to 8 centimeters of snowfall expected, said the National Meteorological Center.

In some areas, snowstorms are expected to drop 15 centimeters of snow, the meteorological center warned.

It advised residents to stay indoors and urged local authorities to take precautions involving roads, railways, electricity and telecommunications.

China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe, followed by orange, yellow and blue.