Xinhua News Agency, Changchun, November 6 (Reporters Duan Xu, Wang Fan, Li Shuangxi) Since the night of the 5th, rain and snow have fallen in many places in Northeast China, kicking off the first widespread rain and snow weather this winter. In the face of widespread rain, snow, and cold wave cooling weather, various regions in Northeast China have actively responded in terms of power supply, heating, transportation, etc., ensuring people’s livelihood and smooth traffic regardless of wind or snow.
On November 6, 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
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.
Under the influence of the intersection of cold and warm air, the phases of rain and snow are complex. Faced with complex meteorological processes, various regions in Northeast China responded quickly and made every effort to protect order and safety.
Strong winds and snow have caused some flight cancellations and train delays in the Northeast. Gai Weidong, deputy director of the passenger transport workshop of Changchun Station, said that snowfall has caused delays and suspensions of some trains. Changchun Station has launched a first-level emergency response, opened additional ticket windows, and strived to handle refunds, ticket changes and other services for passengers free of charge in the shortest possible time.
On Zhongshan Road, Zhujiang Road and other sections of Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, reporters saw large machinery working in conjunction with ice and snow clearing workers to speed up ice and snow clearing. Sanitation worker Liu Shu told reporters that in order to minimize the impact of snowfall on traffic, sanitation workers have been fighting for eight consecutive hours. According to statistics, as of 7:00 on the 6th, Harbin had dispatched more than 24,000 ice and snow clearing personnel and more than 2,700 ice and snow clearing machinery and equipment.
On November 6, a delivery boy braved the snow to deliver food on Yan’an Street in Changchun City.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Yan Linyun
Changchun City formulated a snow clearing plan two days in advance. Currently, the city’s 15,000 sanitation workers and more than 1,700 sets of snow clearing vehicles and equipment have been prepared. Changchun Jingyue High-tech Zone has launched the “Care for Sanitation Workers·Jingyue Warm Winter Action” to provide frontline sanitation workers with “heart-warming” services such as “rest, heating, hot water, hot meals, and charging”. So far, 105 companies have response.
The reporter learned from the Changchun Traffic Police Detachment that in response to the snowfall, the detachment activated first-level service, dispatching 2,195 police officers, 239 police cars, and 88 motorcycles. Police personnel were placed on duty at important intersections in the city. The congestion index during the morning peak on the 6th was 1.6, which was lower than the normal congestion index.
Freezing rain and snow have had a certain impact on power supply lines. As of 11:00 on November 6, Jilin Power Grid had a total of 4 500 kV, 2 220 kV, and 31 66 kV lines, and 18,000 Taiwan districts and 1.362 million households were without power. State Grid Jilin Electric Power has formed 89 emergency repair teams with more than 1,700 people to carry out emergency repairs. At present, power supply has been restored to some lines.
Starting from the night of the 5th, China Railway Shenyang Bureau Group Co., Ltd. dispatched 206 ice-scraping locomotives and ice-scraping EMUs to carry out non-stop cleaning on ordinary speed railways such as Dazheng and Beijing-Harbin, and high-speed railways such as Beijing-Harbin and Xintong. Ice work to prevent the contact network from being covered with ice due to freezing rain and snow.
On November 6, a delivery boy rode in the snow on the streets of Changchun City.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Xu Chang
Heating is the biggest livelihood issue in Northeast China in winter. Li Jilin, director of the production department of Jilin Chuncheng Thermal Power Co., Ltd., said that in order to cope with the snowfall and cooling, the company communicated in advance with the three thermal power plants that provide heat sources to improve heating parameters. The company’s nearly 800 heat exchange stations also simultaneously increased the heat supply, and passed the There are more than 16,000 room temperature collectors in the city to obtain the heating data of users’ homes in real time. If low temperatures occur, they will be adjusted in time.
Nangang District of Harbin City convened 22 heating companies in the district to increase the heat supply flow, and checked in advance the emergency plans for heating emergencies of each heating company, the 24-hour preparation of the emergency team, and the emergency reserve materials and equipment. In Benxi City, Liaoning Province, the State Power Investment Corporation’s Benxi Thermal Power Branch carried out equipment defect inspections in advance and fully protected equipment from cold and frost. The existing coal storage capacity is more than 140,000 tons, which meets the requirement of dual-machine operation for no less than 15 days.
Meteorological experts predict that after this round of cold air ends, there will be additional cold air activity from the 7th to the 8th, and in the next 10 days, the temperature in Heilongjiang, Jilin and other places will be more than 5 degrees Celsius lower than the same period in normal years. (Participating in the interview and writing: Shao Meiqi, Dong Baosen)
[Editor in charge: Wang Jianing]