Roads, railways and air traffic are slowly returning to normal in China, where the worst snowstorms in 50 years have stranded millions of traveleres trying to get home for this week`s Lunar New Year holiday. The severe weather also affected the shipment of fresh vegetables throughout the country. China`s main north-south freeway reopened Monday after weeks of snow and ice storms cut off transport and seriously disrupted supplies of food and fuel during the country`s peak holiday season. Authorities are still warning drivers about possible traffic jams on the Zhuhai-Beijing freeway. They say they need to leave lanes open for emergency vehicles and trucks carrying supplies.
   More than 100,000 vehicles had been backed up along a 75-kilometer-long section of the road, while soldiers worked to remove ice. The harsh winter has ripped down power lines and disrupted road and rail transport, stranding millions of people. Authorities say at least 60 people have been killed. Initial estimates measure weather damages will cost at least $7.5 billion.