Record snowfall in parts of Japan
NHK -- Jan 25
A powerful cold air mass brought record amounts of snowfall to parts of Japan over the weekend. The storm caused accidents and paralyzed transportation.

An 88-year-old woman was killed in a landslide early Monday morning in western Japan. Two of her family members were also injured in the accident.

In the northeastern city of Sendai, a van skidded off a road onto a parking lot 3 meters below. The vehicle was taking elderly residents to a nursing home. A woman in her 90s was killed. 5 others were injured.

The snow caused serious travel disruptions.

About 200 domestic flights were canceled on Monday. And hundreds of bullet trains were delayed.

In the Shikoku region, more than 20 cars and trucks were stranded on a national highway for one day.

The cold air ruptured water pipes and cut power lines, affecting thousands of households.

25日に1メートル42センチの積雪を観測した広島県北広島町から報告です。 (廣瀬隼也アナウンサー報告) 北広島町八幡という北部にある地域ですが、また雪が一段と強くなってきました。

News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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