The first snow of the year fell on Beijing on Thursday, but don’t go grabbing your sleds and scarves just yet.
The Beijing Meteorological Bureau took to Weibo yesterday to warn residents — not once, but twice — to stay indoors and beware of “very dirty” snow.
The snow has been made “dirty” by a familiar heavy layer of haze that consumed the city, as well as much of northern and central China, earlier this week. The smog isn’t expected to leave until the weekend with Beijing extending its orange alert for air pollution for another day and cautioning residents against unnecessarily venturing outdoors, even to build a snowman.
While orange and red alerts may be enough to convince kids from going outside to frolic in the snow, perhaps an even more effective method would be to show them what happens to little trains when they go out in airpocalypses.
[Images via ChinaNews]
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