Japan weather snow
Dozens injured, transport disrupted as slow blankets Tokyo
Tue Jan 23: Tokyo, Jan 22, 2018 (AFP) - Heavy snowfall and icy conditions in
Tokyo injured dozens of people, grounded flights and paralysed some
train services Monday after Japan's weather agency issued its first
snow warning for the city in four years. Commuters in the bustling
Japanese metropolis battled home through flurries of snow as the worst
of the weather so far hit during evening rush hour. "At least 67
people have been injured in snow-related accidents in Tokyo and the
number is expected to increase further as calls for ambulances have
continued," a spokesman with the city's fire department told AFP.
More than 330 domestic flights departing from and arriving to airports
in the Tokyo region were cancelled due to the bad weather, while some
regional trains were also suspended, local news reports said.