WINTER IS COMING…

© VCG A person holding an umbrella walks in the snow in Atlay in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on November 15, 2016.
Snowstorms have paralyzed traffic and halted flights in Altay prefecture in NW China’s Xinjiang, following 50 hours of blizzards in the region.

In mountainous areas, 43 inches of snow has been reported, setting a new record for November.

© Xinhua/Ye Erjiang
Snow cleaners clear snow in Altay, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Nov. 16, 2016. The local authority launched a level-four emergency response after the city’s snowstorm continued past 50 hours.

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