Snow storms hit China
Highways and schools remained closed Tuesday in China's northeastern region as snow storms continued to cause havoc.
All highways in Heilongjiang province were forced to close due to snow and sleet since Sunday, Xinhua quoted authorities as saying.
In Jilin province, schools were urged to remain closed until Wednesday.
Major highways linking Harbin and other cities have been closed since Monday night.
The Hatong Highway linking Harbin and Tongjiang closed Monday. An official said heavy snow had left 400 coaches stranded.