Icy weather hampers post-holiday travel rush

By Wang Keju in Beijing and Zhu Lixin in Hefei | China Daily | Updated: 2019-02-11 07:39
Technical malfunctions in Zhangjiazhuang, Hebei province, led to delays on Sunday, as seen on a screen at Beijing Railway Station. [Photo by Liu Chang/For China Daily]

Some 12.52 million rail trips expected on Sunday as additional trains added

China is seeing a huge, in some cases record-setting, number of travelers heading home with the end of the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday-just as snow and ice are making travel conditions challenging in many areas.

Heavy snow in central and eastern parts of the country is posing the biggest obstacle to those driving back to major cities and coastal areas. Some travelers have been temporarily stranded, and icy conditions were forecast to continue well into the week in some areas.

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