Asia (bbabo.net), - About 120 people were urgently hospitalized in Tokyo due to snowfalls, the Kyodo news agency reported, citing the city's fire department, which also runs the ambulance service.
Most injuries are caused by falls on ice. The victims ranged from 4 to 92 years old.
Currently, despite the fact that the peak of the bad weather has already passed, 2.4 thousand households in Saitama, Kanagawa, Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures remain without electricity.
Due to the effects of snowfall, 31 flights were canceled at Tokyo Haneda Airport. A number of sections on expressways are still partially closed, and there are interruptions and delays in the movement of electric trains.
On Monday, a snow alert was issued for all 23 central Tokyo wards, as well as parts of Saitama, Yamanashi, Nagano, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures.
It started snowing in Tokyo on Monday afternoon. By Tuesday morning, the snow depth was 8 centimeters. For the first time since February 11, 2022, the snow depth exceeded 1 centimeter.
Since Monday afternoon, the Kanto region, which includes Tokyo and its neighboring prefectures, has been hit by heavy snowfall by local standards. Traffic on many expressways in Tokyo was closed, and the famous Rainbow Bridge was closed. There were also interruptions in the movement of electric trains, several intercity express trains were cancelled, and delays of trains in the western direction exceeded 45 minutes.