Snow removal equipment dispatched 18 days earlier than last year.
7 Nov 2016 – Hokkaido morning edition: Record early November snowfall in central Sapporo of 23 centimeters.
The snow is heavy in many places.
According to the Sapporo District Meteorological Observatory, it was most snowfall this early in November since observations began in 1953.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link