Japan: Record snowfall disrupts railway and highway travel, halting factories at Toyota Motor Corp. and other manufacturers

Snow snarls but looks to abate

http://search.japantimes.co.jp
Jan. 18, 2011

…Snowfall was seen in central Japan as well, forcing Toyota Motor Corp. to idle factories.

In the Chugoku region in the west and on the Sea of Japan coast Monday morning, snow piled as high as 195 cm in Kitahiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, 137 cm in Maniwa, Okayama Prefecture, 91 cm in Onan, Shimane Prefecture, and 253 cm in Daisen in neighboring Tottori Prefecture — all record highs in western Japan, the weather agency said…

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One Response to “Japan: Record snowfall disrupts railway and highway travel, halting factories at Toyota Motor Corp. and other manufacturers”

  1. heather

    this IS your global warming…or rather your climate change. It is occurring as record weather conditions everywhere around the globe – record rainfall (flooding) record cyclones, record heat (47%C bushfires in Australia). Maybe a bit of extra snow is nice but not for the people who died of cold in Kashmir.

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