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More than 300 trains were canceled between Hong Kong and mainland China due to super typhoon Saola

photo 2023 07 31 07 49 57At least 325 rail flights between Hong Kong and mainland China were canceled due to the approach of super typhoon Saola.

This was reported by the Hong Kong Railway Corporation MTR.
"The typhoon may affect rail traffic on the section to the mainland in the next few days," the company said in a statement. According to the latest data, the departure of 30 trains was canceled on Thursday and another 149 on Friday. Also, a total of 146 flights will not take place from September 2 to 4.
The railway operator also noted that other flights may be canceled in the future, and asked passengers to regularly check the information on the electronic scoreboard.
According to the latest data, super typhoon Saola is located 360 km from the city and continues to approach at a speed of 10 km/h. Its radius is about 180 km, and the speed of wind gusts reaches 63 m/s. It is expected that the closest to the city "Saola" will be from the evening of September 1 to the morning hours of September 2. According to the Hong Kong Meteorological Observatory, the water level and wind gusts may reach highs from 2018, when typhoon Mangkhut hit the city.
The Hong Kong authorities canceled classes in schools on September 1 - the day of the beginning of the school year, put several hundred emergency workers on high alert and urged residents not to leave their homes without urgent need, writes TASS.