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Heavy snow in Japan, traffic jams, hundreds of flights canceled

Heavy snowfall in Japan – On December 27, AFP reported the weather in Japan after heavy snow caused traffic congestion on both land. by air with flight cancellation and railroads that cannot march central part of the country

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Traffic moves slowly as snow covers the roads in the city of Toyama, Toyama prefecture, brought by an extreme cold front along western and northern parts of the country on December 27, 2021. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

In addition, Kansai Electric Power Company stated that More than 3,200 houses have no electricity in the region. Officials warned that the snow was getting heavier overnight.

Japanese government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno said there had been no confirmation of any injuries or deaths from the cold weather.

People cross a street in heavy snow in the city of Toyama, Toyama prefecture, brought by an extreme cold front along western and northern parts of the country on December 27, 2021. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

“Severe pressure patterns in winter cause heavy snowfall. Mainly along the coast of the country’s Sea of ​​​​Japan from north to west Japan. Some areas have experienced record heavy snowfall,” Matsuno said. The amount of snow will increase tomorrow, so be more careful.

The main road in the Shiga region was closed due to snow vehicles. Television broadcasts of cars parked in a long line. before the start of the movement

People walk along a street in heavy snow in the city of Toyama, Toyama prefecture, brought by an extreme cold front along western and northern parts of the country on December 27, 2021. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

NHK reported that Traffic jams when a truck skids near Hikone. with 68 centimeters of snow in the 24 hours until this morning 30 times deeper than average

In addition, nearly 200 passengers on local train lines in the region were hit by snow, leaving them unable to travel overnight. A picture from the carriage shows a huge pile of snow between the two open doors. As the station lamps shone with snowflakes against the night sky.

NHK also reported that About 50 more domestic flights have been canceled because of the snow, GG news agency reported on Sunday that about 130 domestic flights had been cancelled.

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