Hehuanshan sees heaviest snowfall for this winter

Taipei, Hehuanshan in Central Taiwan saw its heaviest snowfall of this winter Thursday, with accumulation of over 10 centimeters.

A strong cold air mass and moisture brought the snow to the mountain that spans Hualien and Nantou counties from late Wednesday to the early hours of Thursday.

As of 9 a.m. Thursday, more than 10 centimeters of snow had collected in certain areas of the mountain, and if the cold weather persists, the snow will remain until the weekend, Forestry Bureau officials said.

In an effort to ensure traffic safety, the Second Maintenance Office of the Directorate General of Highways dispatched a snowplough to clear the snow on some of the roads in the area on Thursday.

It has also limited traffic to a section of Provincial Highway No. 14, which provides access to the mountain, to vehicles with tire chains.

Meanwhile, snow has also fallen on Yushan, Taiwan's highest peak, and Xueshan, another mountain in Central Taiwan.

As of 8:50 a.m., 9 centimeters of snow had been recorded on Yushan, according to CWB data.

Source: Fucus Taiwan