January 10th, 2012
04:42 AM ET

Smog cancels and delays flights in Beijing

Thousands of passengers were stranded Tuesday morning after dozens of early morning flights were either canceled or delayed due to a thick, dark cloud of smog that rolled through the Chinese capital.

The haze prompted 34 flight cancellations and delayed 98 others after visibility dropped to less than 200 meters in the airspace surrounding Beijing, state media reported.
Air carriers resumed normal flight schedules as of 10 a.m. (local), according to Xinhua. But the city's air quality continued to be listed as "fair."  

The U.S. Embassy, which reports pollution levels on its Twitter feed, said the accumulation of air particles was "beyond index" for most of the morning, which means the pollution exceeded the scale used to measure it.

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  1. Gravity7

    Reblogged this on Gravity7.

    January 10, 2012 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Well there you go china, kinda funny how you pay next to nothing for labor probably have no EPA and now its coming back to bite you on the rearend.Maybe ma nature is giving you a sign.DO THEY HAVE REDNECKS IN CHINA IF SO THEN HERES YOUR SIGN

    January 10, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    Hi Mr. gung- Well I put the area under a temporarily climate change due to no sun can get thru either. Smog coming to a city near you with love from china. Don't buy china goods, buy American. I found many sites with american made item for kids for Christmas.
    I guess Ron Pauls regulate your own business (getting rid of EPA) is out of the question. Just think if he gets in and also dumbs down the education system.

    January 10, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    Well well hi moma last time that I talked to you we were in agreement then!Yep paul scares me also

    January 10, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    @gung- I remember, scary Ya? I think we need to keep Pres. Obama in and get rid of the long term career politicians. We need some middle class jane and joes in. Some people who want to reallly help and not make themselves millionaires. We need a hero not more zeros.

    January 10, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |


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    June 25, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |