Rare snowfall in Vietnam destroys crops

Vietnam snowfallA very rare snowfall in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai in Vietnam which began on December 15 has caused serious damage to farms, local media reported.

According to the region’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, 100 hectares of chayote and another 100 hectares of flowers were destroyed, and all vegetables and other crops were buried by snow.

Heavy snowfall also led to constant traffic congestion on Highway 4D connecting Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces. Cars were unable to continue driving. Local authorities reported that some 5,000 people flocked to Sa Pa county in the region to watch the snow, adding to the traffic congestion.

The province has quickly mobilised workers and rescuers to remove snow and assure that travel remains safe.

Many roads and trees have been blanketed by 5 to 10 centimeters of thick snow. Temperatures in mountain areas fell to between plus 2 and minus 3 degree Celsius. The freezing temperatures have also forced more than 8,500 pre-school and primary school students from going to school.



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A very rare snowfall in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai in Vietnam which began on December 15 has caused serious damage to farms, local media reported. According to the region's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, 100 hectares of chayote and another 100 hectares of flowers were destroyed, and all vegetables and other crops were buried by snow. Heavy snowfall also led to constant traffic congestion on Highway 4D connecting Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces. Cars were unable to continue driving. Local authorities reported that some 5,000 people flocked to Sa Pa county in the region to...

Vietnam snowfallA very rare snowfall in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai in Vietnam which began on December 15 has caused serious damage to farms, local media reported.

According to the region’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, 100 hectares of chayote and another 100 hectares of flowers were destroyed, and all vegetables and other crops were buried by snow.

Heavy snowfall also led to constant traffic congestion on Highway 4D connecting Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces. Cars were unable to continue driving. Local authorities reported that some 5,000 people flocked to Sa Pa county in the region to watch the snow, adding to the traffic congestion.

The province has quickly mobilised workers and rescuers to remove snow and assure that travel remains safe.

Many roads and trees have been blanketed by 5 to 10 centimeters of thick snow. Temperatures in mountain areas fell to between plus 2 and minus 3 degree Celsius. The freezing temperatures have also forced more than 8,500 pre-school and primary school students from going to school.



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