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Blackouts in China city as snowy weather revisits

February 16, 2008

BEIJING (Reuters) – More than two million people have been hit by power cuts in China‘s Qujing city and thousands have been stranded on highways as snowy weather revisits the southwest region, state media said on Saturday.

China has yet to recover from the worst power shortages in recent years that have hit central and southern parts since late January, as the coldest winter in decades damaged power cables and crippled coal deliveries to power stations.

Power plants at Qujing, the second-largest city in Yunnan province, have barely enough coal reserves for three days and snow has blocked roads, Xinhua News Agency said, citing local government officials.

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