Days of heavy snow and rain have resulted in power and water failures in the Yuebei mountainous areas of south China's Guangdong Province. More than 400,000 people in 26 townships including Yunyan, Meihua, Daqiao and Hongyun have been affected. Traffic has been held up, crops frozen and trees broken down. Local governments are assembling manpower and material resources to conduct rescue activities in the disaster-stricken areas.
A hapless truck driver was trapped in the snow and waiting for rescue on Sunday.
An automobile maintenance station in Ruyuan Township damaged by ice and snow on Sunday.
Trucks were waiting for rescue on the Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway on Sunday.
Ice surrounded a telephone booth on the Ruyuan section of the Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway on Sunday.
(Xinhua News Agency, China.org.cn February 4, 2008)