A Blizzard hit the mountainous regions of China

A powerful Blizzard hit the mountainous district of Altay in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region of China, paralyzing the traffic.

The Blizzard along the Altai mountain range covered with snow 26-kilometer section of the highway. Snow cover on the checkpoint on the border between China and Mongolia amounted to more than two meters.

The local authorities immediately sent a detachment of emergency response and excavators to clean the affected sections of the road from snow and ice.