Waiting passengers sleep outside as fog causes delays at China port

  • 6 years ago
Passengers waiting for ferry services to resume after heavy fog at a port in southern China queued for hours and even slept in the road.

In video filmed at Haikou Xiuying Port in Hainan Province on Wednesday (February 21), hundreds of vehicles queue during both day and night and some citizens even took to getting out of their cars to sleep on the road.

Heavy fog has disrupted ferry services on the Hainan Strait, stranding more than 100,000 passengers and some 10,000 vehicles, local authorities said Wednesday, which was the last day of China's Spring Festival holiday.

Hainan, known for its tropical climate and clean air, is a popular destination for Chinese tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday.