Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, November 6 Title: The Northeast region is facing the first large-scale cold wave and heavy snowfall this winter, and many places have taken effective measures to protect people’s livelihood and operations.
Xinhua News Agency reporters Duan Xu, Li Shuangxi, Wang Fan
Affected by strong cold air, Northeastern my country has experienced the largest heavy rainfall since the beginning of winter this year. In some areas, freezing rain and snowfall have overlapped, which has had a certain impact on power supply and transportation. Reporters interviewed in some areas of Jilin, Heilongjiang, and Liaoning learned that in response to this weather process, many places issued emergency responses in advance, and launched plans in advance in the fields of power supply, heating, transportation, etc., to ensure people’s livelihood and operation.
Many places have launched plans to “face” the cold wave
On November 5, the Central Meteorological Observatory issued an orange warning for blizzards and a blue warning for cold waves, strong winds, and strong convection. Affected by the strong cold air, there was heavy snowfall in the Northeast, and the local snowfall may exceed the historical extreme value for the same period. Lu Jinglong, chief forecaster of the Liaoning Provincial Meteorological Observatory, said that the rain and snow process in Liaoning has a wide range, complex forms, and heavy precipitation. After this rain and snow process, the temperature in various parts of Liaoning will drop by 10 to 14 degrees Celsius.
According to the emergency plan for freezing disasters in Jilin Province, Jilin Province launched a level four emergency response to snowstorms and freezing disasters on the 5th, and the province’s power supply, transportation, environmental sanitation and other departments quickly entered a state of preparation. Mudanjiang City in Heilongjiang and other places also launched emergency response to the blizzard.
To ensure safety, primary and secondary schools in Changchun City switched to online classes on the 6th, with students attending classes at home. Primary and secondary schools, kindergartens, and off-campus training institutions in the main urban area of Harbin will be suspended for one day.
On the 6th, on Renmin Street in Changchun City, sanitation workers operated snow clearers to clear snow on the road.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhang Nan
Reporters saw heavy snow covering the roads in Changchun, Shenyang, Harbin and other places at noon on the 6th. Large machinery and ice and snow clearing workers worked together to speed up the clearing of ice and snow. Changchun City formulated a snow clearing plan two days in advance. Currently, the city’s 16,000 sanitation workers and more than 1,700 sets of snow clearing vehicles and equipment are working on the front line of snow clearing. Liu Shu, a Harbin sanitation worker, said: “I came out of home early in the morning and have been fighting for eight hours straight.”
Begin the “tough battle” to ensure power supply and heating
Affected by this round of rain, snow and strong winds, some 66 kV and above lines in Changchun have been affected. The affected lines are mainly concentrated in Yushu, Dehui, Nong’an and Gongzhuling areas. As of press time, 70% of the faulty lines have been restored. State Grid Changchun Power Supply Company dispatched emergency repair personnel to fight with all their strength. There are 112 emergency repair teams on standby, and 318 emergency repair vehicles and related emergency repair equipment and materials are ready.
On the 6th, staff from State Grid Changchun Power Supply Company ensured power supply in the snow.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Yan Linyun
Cao Rui, head of the Network Monitoring Center of China Tower Heilongjiang Branch, said that from the night of the 5th to the 6th, power network failures occurred in some areas due to rain, snow and freezing weather. As of 12:00 on the 6th, the number of communication stations in Heilongjiang Tower that were out of power was 1,236, and 662 have been restored. It is expected to be fully restored that day.
“It’s not easy to come to the house for maintenance so quickly in a snowy day.” Li Shaoyi, a Changchun citizen, welcomed the heating personnel who came for maintenance. After a while, the staff drained the geothermal air for them, and the warmth returned to the home.
Li Yiye, director of the production department of Jilin Province Chuncheng Thermal Co., Ltd., said that all personnel remain on duty 24 hours a day, and nearly 800 heat exchange stations have simultaneously increased their heating parameters. Users can be obtained in real time through more than 16,000 room temperature collectors in the city. The heating data at home will be adjusted in time if low temperatures occur.
Nangang District of Harbin City convened 22 heating companies in the district to increase the heat supply flow, check the emergency plans for heating emergencies of each heating company in advance, and the emergency team is on standby 24 hours a day.
Make every effort to ensure smooth traffic flow
Affected by snowfall, some trains at Changchun Station were suspended. Gai Weidong, deputy director of the passenger transport workshop of Changchun Station, said that Changchun Station has launched a first-level emergency response, opened additional ticket windows, prepared sufficient refund funds, and strived to handle refunds, ticket changes and other services for passengers free of charge in the shortest possible time.
In order to prevent icing on the catenary caused by freezing rain and snow, starting from the night of November 5, China Railway Shenyang Bureau Group Co., Ltd. dispatched 206 ice scraping locomotives and ice scraping EMUs to carry out non-stop deicing operations.
Changchun Airport continuously cleans up ice and snow on the runway, intensifies the frequency of inspections of equipment sites and equipment antennas during periods of freezing rain and snowfall, and plans to carry out 57 flights on the 6th.
On the 6th, in Changchun City, Jilin Province, a traffic policeman on duty directed traffic in the snow.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Xu Chang
Many highways in Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Jilin and other places have adopted limited-time closure measures to strengthen snow clearing operations. In response to the snowfall, the Changchun Traffic Police Detachment activated first-level services, dispatched more than 2,000 police officers, and placed police on duty at important intersections and sections in the city. According to the relevant person in charge of the Mudanjiang Municipal Public Security Bureau, the public security and traffic police department focuses on urban roads, highways, national and provincial trunk roads, rural roads, etc., and immediately removes blockages to ensure smooth passage and guide vehicles to pass safely.
(Editors: Hu Yongqiu, Yang Guangyu)
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