Snow Blankets of China's Coldest Town

Huzhong district in the Daxinganling region of Heilongjiang province, known as China's coldest town, received its heaviest snow of autumn over the weekend. [Photo by Feng Hongwei/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Huzhong district in the Daxinganling region of Heilongjiang province, widely known as China's coldest town, received its heaviest snow of autumn so far over the weekend. The local meteorological bureau issued an orange alert on Sunday night.

It was the heaviest snow for the period over the past 10 years, the bureau said.

Accumulated snowfall had reached more than 20 centimeters from Saturday morning to Sunday evening, when it stopped snowing.

The snow has adversely affected traffic in the region, with intercity buses suspending operations.

Despite the inconvenience, the people of Huzhong got the chance to enjoy some marvelous natural scenery created by frozen rime. The frost on the trees turned the area into a dreamy landscape.

After the heavy snow, the frozen rime on trees turned Huzhong district into a dreamy landscape. [Photo by Feng Hongwei/For chinadaily.com.cn]