Heavy Snow Hits Tokyo Area, Disrupting Trains and Flights | World News

Feb 6, 2024



Tokyo: heavy snow Beat Tokyo area disrupted trains on Monday and grounding More than 100 flightsTransport officials have warned drivers to avoid non-essential travel. The Japan Meteorological Agency said snowfall was expected to peak Monday night, with up to 55 centimeters (21 inches) of snow expected in mountainous areas north of Tokyo.
Kyodo News said snowfall was light in central Tokyo, where snowfall of more than 1 centimeter (0.4 inches) was recorded for the first time in two years.
NHK public television reported that about 40 people suffered minor injuries after slipping on the snow.
Some train services in the Tokyo area were limited and highways including the Tomei and Metropolitan Expressways were partially closed.
About 550 passengers on two Yurikomo automated trains stuck between stations had to walk to the next stop, NHK reported.
More than 100 domestic and several international flights in and out of Tokyo's Haneda Airport were canceled as of Monday afternoon, according to the airport.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said more than 14,000 homes in Tokyo and five surrounding prefectures lost power, possibly due to the snowfall.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism urged drivers to avoid unnecessary trips and use winter tires or tire chains.



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