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Snowstorm disrupts road traffic in Tibet

By Source:Xinhua 2017-11-02

Nearly 1,000 vehicles have been stranded on a national highway in Tibet due to heavy snow, local authorities said Wednesday.

According to the government of Nagqu Prefecture, more than 900 vehicles were lined up on a 60-km stretch of National Highway 109 as of 6 p.m., leaving over 1,300 people on the road.

Continuous snowfall has hit the prefecture's Amdo County since Sunday, causing icy and snow-covered road conditions. Police, ambulances and automobile maintenance workers have been dispatched to the rescue.

Snow removal measures have also been taken by the county government while food, water and oxygen cylinders have been sent to help drivers and passengers overcome high altitude sickness and hunger.

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