Traffic controls planned in case snow falls on Yangmingshan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/01/31
By: You Kai-hsiang and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) Taipei City officials said Wednesday that they will impose traffic

CNA file photo

controls at key road entrances to areas of Yangmingshan where snow is likely to fall Feb. 3-6.

With the arrival Saturday of the strongest cold surge in Taiwan this winter, temperatures are forecast to dip to lows of 8 degrees Celsius in Taipei and 6 degrees in coastal regions.

The cold surge will linger until Feb. 6, bringing plenty of moisture to northern Taiwan, while central and southern Taiwan will be dry and cold, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Forecasters are expecting snow to fall on Qixing and Datun, the two highest peaks in the Yangmingshan area in Taipei, which is likely to draw hordes of visitors driving on slippery roads.    [FULL  STORY]

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