More than 250 people were injured and required medical treatment after heavy snowfall last night that fell on Japan. This was reported today by the central fire department, which in Japan is also responsible for the elimination of emergency situations.
Snow covered almost the entire territory of the main Japanese island of Honshu. Tokyo police said the increased number of accidents on the roads of the Japanese capital, which was formed in the morning ice, according to ITAR-TASS.
The heaviest snowfalls were recorded on the west coast of Japan, which has dropped from 20 to 50 inches of rain.
Snowfall has led to disruptions in transportation. Trains, including overexpression "Sinkansen" move long overdue. On key highways of the country have formed many kilometers of traffic jams.
According to weather forecasts, heavy snowfall in parts of Honshu, will continue for at least one day.