An extreme snowstorm hit the city of Urumqi in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on December 16. The wind conditions were so severe that it was classified as a 10, the highest on the scale. The city also recorded 1 meter of snow accumulation stranding hundreds of vehicles. It took 12 hours for emergency officials to rescue all people. CCTV journalist Sun Jiwen joined the rescue team and recorded the rare thrilling scene.
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