Tokyo struggles with heavy snowfall

Tokyo struggles with heavy snowfall

www.aljazeera.com
15 Jan 2013

Heavy snow that blanketed eastern Japan over the holiday weekend left one man dead and 900 others injured, as Tokyo commuters took to the slippery streets on Tuesday.

A low-pressure system, dubbed a “bomb cyclone” by local press, dumped 8cm of snow in nine hours, the heaviest snowfall in the region since January 2006, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It left 13cm of snow in neighbouring Yokohama, while mountainous areas around Tokyo saw up to 30cm.

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