“Thick smog that blanketed Beijing and surrounding regions for a record 21 days last month returned yesterday, causing travel chaos as many businesses reopened and people returned after the Lunar New Year holiday.
“Highways were forced to temporarily close and airline traffic was disrupted as visibility near BeijingInternationalAirport fell, delaying some early morning flights, Xinhua reported.
“At 7.45am, the Beijing Meteorological Bureau issued a ‘yellow’ fog alert, indicating that visibility in eastern and southern parts of the city would be less than 500 metres in the next three hours, and authorities urged residents to take necessary precautions.
“The yellow warning was lifted at 11am, and the smog levels had fallen sharply by last night.”
- Smog disrupts Beijing traffic, flights (wantchinatimes.com)
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Categories: Health & Environment