China News Service, Taiyuan, February 20 (Liu Xiaohong) At 14:00 on the 20th, Shanxi upgraded and issued a blizzard orange warning. Snow continued to fall in Taiyuan that day, and the entire city was shrouded in white, with a thick layer of snowflakes covering the ground and roofs.

Shanxi upgraded and issued a blizzard orange warning on the 20th. Photo by Liu Xiaohong

  The Shanxi Provincial Meteorological Observatory issued an orange snowstorm warning, covering the southeastern part of Xinzhou, Taiyuan, Luliang, northern Linfen, Jinzhong, and Yangquan. It is expected that snowfall in the warning area will reach more than 10 mm in the next 6 hours.

  It is understood that from 08:00 on February 19 to 17:00 on February 20, the entire area of ​​Taiyuan, Datong, Yangquan, Changzhi, Jincheng, Shuozhou, Jinzhong, Xinzhou, Linfen and Luliang, and most of Yuncheng, a total of 115 counties (cities, Area) experienced rain and snow, with precipitation ranging from 0.2 mm to 14.9 mm.

  On the 20th, the Shanxi Provincial Meteorological Observatory also issued a blue warning for strong winds, a yellow warning for ice accumulation on power lines, and a yellow warning for icy roads.

In Taiyuan that day, the entire city was shrouded in white. Photo by Gao Yuqing

  Currently, while the temperature in Taiyuan continues to drop, snowflakes are also "swishing" downwards. Since the morning of the 20th, snowflakes have been flying in the sky, the earth is silvery white, and the trees on the roadside are covered with "crystal shavings". The snow-covered scenery as far as the eye can see is extremely beautiful.

  In response to the continued snowfall, the Shanxi Provincial Meteorological Observatory issued a reminder that the government and relevant departments should do emergency work to prevent snow disasters and frost damage in accordance with their duties; transportation, railway, electric power, communications and other departments should strengthen the inspection and maintenance of roads, railways, lines, and do a good job Road cleaning and snow melting work; reducing unnecessary outdoor activities; strengthening temporary structures such as scaffoldings that are easily affected by snow, and driving outdoor livestock into sheds for feeding. (over)