Air pollution made travel difficult in China during the Chinese new year of 2019. This photo was taken in Beijing on March 17, 2012. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
BY NICOLE HAO
February 7, 2019 Updated: February 7, 2019
Amid the Lunar New Year holidays, severe air pollution in great swathes of China has caused major highways and roads to be closed due to poor visibility.
During the week-long national holiday, most factories, mines, and companies in China are closed. There are also fewer cars on the road as families spend time at home to celebrate.
But the air quality recently became worse.
China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment released data on Feb.… READ MORE...NEXT