Heavy snow and cold weather hit Japan on Friday halting flight operations, blocking dozens of roads, and disrupting train services.
According to the Japan Land ministry Domestic airlines including ANA, Japan Airlines, and others canceled a total of 100 flights due to the snow as of noon. Parts of 31 highways were closed in central and eastern Japan, while 54 central Tokyo expressway exits were blocked, the ministry said.
State Land Ministry said that Services on more than a dozen train routes in central and eastern Japan had suspended operations or were planning to do so.
East Japan Railway, the country’s biggest train operator, said a high-speed service between Tokyo and the northeastern prefecture of Yamagata would be suspended later on Friday.
Major delivery service firms including Yamato Transport and Sagawa Express said their delivery services may experience delays until Saturday.
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