Americans, You’re Not The Only One Crippled By The Snow

by
Fatimah Mazhar
The picture above is a scene from a bumper-to-bumper traffic jam in the Yamanashi Prefecture of Japan.

Japan Record Snowfall

The picture above is a scene from a bumper-to-bumper traffic jam in the Yamanashi Prefecture of Japan.

While much of the U.S. remained blanketed in snow this month, record snowfall hit the Japanese capital Tokyo and its surrounding areas over the weekend, leaving around eleven people dead and thousands injured.

Some 5,000 people were stuck at Narita international airport at the weekend when the snow cut transport links to downtown Tokyo while more than 20,000 households were left without electricity early on Sunday after the snow and high winds took down power lines, Reuters reported.

Here are a few more images of the chaotic weather in Japan:

A dead end tunnel:

The situation outside the doors of commuter trains at Fujino Station:

Bicycles buried in the snow:

And cars…

Motorists stuck at a major interchange:

A gymnasium’s fallen roof:

And a garage’s:

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