Heavy snow strands 5,000 passengers at Urumqi airport

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More than 5,000 passengers were stranded due to heavy snow in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, authorities said Tuesday.

According to the Diwopu International Airport, a total of 99 inbound and outbound flights have been canceled and 31 outbound flights delayed, leaving more than 5,000 passengers stranded at the airport as of 3:40 p.m.

Five flights had landed at alternative airports, and one returned.

Authorities have alerted passengers to rearrange their schedules. 

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