For the central part of Tokyo because of snow and low temperatures announcement warning of the danger. For the first time in this year's snowfall in the city has dropped 80 mm of snow, causing canceled or delayed movement of several trains leaving the capital, and a number of domestic flights delayed flights. As a result, about 100,000 passengers have to wait for permission to take off.
Traffic on the roads is also very difficult, many drivers simply leave their cars on the road, unable to continue driving because of snow drifts. A number of taxi companies announced the forced return of working machines at the depot in order to avoid accidents involving them. And yet, 900 people were injured in the accident that occurred because of bad weather, or slipping while walking. On the day were suspended classes in secondary schools. KAIS International School in Tokyo and Yokohama in Kanagawa International School have decided to end the session much earlier.
Snow came to Japan 11 days later than usual, but the amount of rainfall to catch up. Last year, a Japanese winter late for 6 days as compared to 2013. How to share experiences, witnesses and forecasters such January snowfall in Japan last seen 51 years ago. In the near future in the areas of Kanto and Kashin expected up to 500 mm of snow, and in north-eastern Japan and 400 mm. Along with the snow in the country from the Pacific will come strong winds.