In central Hubei province, sections of more than 30 highways were closed due to icy conditions, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
The three railway stations in Wuhan, Hubei's provincial capital, cancelled more than a hundred train journeys.
By about noon (0400 GMT), 95 flights had been cancelled at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, stranding some 1,200 passengers.
The airport at Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, also cancelled many flights.
In Changzhou city in southern Jiangsu province, the second half of the Under-23 Asian Cup final was interrupted for an hour on Saturday afternoon as snow covered the pitch.
Heavy snow or sleet was expected in parts of Henan, Hubei, Guizhou and Hunan provinces and regions along the Yangtze River and Huaihe River.
Blizzards will strike parts of Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hubei and Hunan provinces.
On Friday, a unit of China's State Oceanic Administration issued a blue alert for sea ice in a key port area in the north of the country, potentially disrupting commodities shipments.
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