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Millions return after Spring Festival comes to end

Feb 13 was the last day of the week-long Spring Festival holiday. Chinese journeyed back to the cities where they work. Surging passenger flows have been witnessed across the country.

Rail authorities said more than 10.3 million rail journeys were made on Feb 13 alone, the peak of this Spring Festival travel rush. Many chose to travel on high-speed trains.

According to the civil aviation authority, 8.5 million trips were made by air during the seven-day holiday. That translated to more than 70,000 flights, nearly seven percent more than last year.

The return travel rush was also seen on the road. But snowy weather and heavy smog disrupted traffic, with 69 highways temporarily closed in Northern China on Feb 13.