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Record snowfall in Japan kills seven
« on: February 10, 2018, 03:43:20 PM »
Many motorists forced to spend the night in their vehicles.

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8 Feb 2018 – Ground Self-Defense Force personnel were still trying to free trapped motorists today after record snowfall kept traffic at a standstill across much of the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan.

At least 1,400 or vehicles got stuck on Feb. 6, creating a line that stretched about 12 miles (20 km).

As of 9 a.m. this morning, 310 trucks and cars remained stranded on the road.

Seven people were killed in snow-related accidents and at least 34 injured in Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama and Niigata prefectures.

More snow was forecast for parts of the region.

7 die in record snow; public roads, services remain crippled:The Asahi Shimbun







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