Travelers Returning Home Met with Wet Weather
Because of wet weather accompanied with the surge of people returning to work after the Spring Festival holiday, Shenzhen drivers were met with heavy congestion on several trunk roads which includes Nigang Road, Yanhe Road, Fulong Road also at Buji and Meilin checkpoints during rush hours.
About 127 reports of congestion which included 61 reports that was caused by traffic accidents from 7 am to 9 am. This prompted drivers to follow traffic rules and to maintain a safe distance in between vehicles to prevent any further accidents that is caused by the wet slippery roads that is paired with low visibility caused by the rain. Scattered light rain is expected to continue in the city until Thursday with temperatures dropping down to 5 degrees Celsius that is said to be the coldest temperature to hit the city this year. While temperatures in mountainous regions can hit 3 degrees Celsius prompting the city’s meteorological observatory to upgrade their yellow level cold weather warning to orange level.
Police said that several accidents on the sections of the Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway and at the Shenzhen-Shantou Expressway that caused congestion. Meanwhile ice on the Beijing-Zhuhai expressway in Hunan and foggy weather in northern Guangdong has caused several accidents and slowed traffic to a crawl.
Incoming travel peak will last through the Lantern Festival on Friday, making ticket sales scarce on the Xiamen-Shenzhen high speed rail line. The Guangzhou Railway Group will be adding 18 temporary trains that will run the Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan line in hopes to divert passengers at the Guangzhou Railway Station.