BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhuanet) -- The Qingming Festival is usually marked by colder than usual weather in springtime. A cold front has swept North China over the weekend, with snowstorms hitting several cities in Heilongjiang Pronvince. The snow is expected to last for at least two days.
Cold weather also put a chill on neighboring Jilin Province, with snow and rain expected in some areas on Monday. Heavy snow has blanketed Inner Mongolia since Saturday, disrupting traffic and grounding flights.
In Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, thick fog on Sunday reduced visibility and slowed traffic on many roads.