Heavy snow has fallen in many places in northern and western Japan in recent days, and the thickness of snow in some areas is more than two meters.
According to the statistics of the Japan Broadcasting Association TV station, on the 9th and 10th, bad weather has killed at least 10 people and injured nearly 300 people.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, due to winter pressure and extremely strong cold currents, the northland region of Japan, including Niigata Prefecture, has recently fallen to record snow.
As of 9:00 a.m. local time on the 11th, the thickness of snow at the observation point of Fushan County exceeded 1 meter, and the thickness of the snow at the observation point in Fujing County was nearly 1 meter, which was more than twice the thickness of snow in previous years.
Residents of Shangyue City, Niigata Prefecture: It’s snowing so bad that it can’t stop at all. I really hope to stop quickly.
( Snow removal speed) absolutely can’t catch up with the snow speed. There is no place to transfer the snow.
On the 10th, heavy snow caused the cancellation of 49 flights on domestic routes in Japan.
More than 1,000 cars broke down and were trapped on the Beilu Expressway in Fukui Prefecture. As of 7 a.m. local time on the 11th, more than 110 cars still failed to solve the problem.
Snow removal operations are still being intensified.
Japan Meteorological Agency said that intermittent snow is expected in the above areas, and the thickness of snow will further increase.
Due to the rise in temperatures, it is easy to snow, avalanches and possible power outages.
The meteorological department urges local residents to pay attention to safety and minimize unnecessary trips.