Snowy Beijing Grinds to a Halt
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2010 4:19 PM CST
A couple takes shelter under an umbrella as snow falls in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010.   (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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(Newser) – Heavy snow and frigid temperatures brought quiet to Beijing today, as officials closed highways and most flights in and out of China's busiest airport were delayed or even canceled. The metropolis has gotten very little snow in recent years, so today's bounty of just a few inches, combined with single-digit temperatures, packed a wallop. " I came very early to catch my plane because I knew it was going to snow," one traveler told Reuters. "But according to the airport it will not leave today. "

 

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