Record snowfall in Japan kills seven

Many motorists forced to spend the night in their vehicles.


8 Feb 2018 – Ground Self-Defense Force personnel were still trying to free trapped motorists today after record snowfall kept traffic at a standstill across much of the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan.

At least 1,400 or vehicles got stuck on Feb. 6, creating a line that stretched about 12 miles (20 km).

As of 9 a.m. this morning, 310 trucks and cars remained stranded on the road.

Seven people were killed in snow-related accidents and at least 34 injured in Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama and Niigata prefectures.

More snow was forecast for parts of the region.

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

4 thoughts on “Record snowfall in Japan kills seven”

  1. Keep in mind.

    We have only had a “automobile” civilization for less than 100 years.

    NEVER has this happened before.

    We have 7+ Billion people dependent on the unrestricted movement of cars/trucks………….

    Never has this happened before.

  2. nasty indeedy ..i got sidetracked by the wasabi story, would be a lovely warmer while you were stuck in the cold if you had some tucker with you;-)

  3. I see some people are tired of seeing all the record temperatures and record snowfall, whilst dissing the global warmers. I guess you just can’t please some people no matter what you present them with. But it really doesn’t matter how dumb you are, news articles like this should make your skin crawl with fear, not just for us but the millions of youngsters looking forward to a warm and happy life, like the one we just had. Its not looking too good is it?

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