Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Feb 10, 2017

Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Heavy snow plastered much of the Sea of Japan coast on Friday as a cold wave hit the archipelago, disrupting transportation and causing power outages. The Meteorological Agency warned the snowfall could continue through Sunday and spread to the Pacific coast. In Kurayoshi, Tottori ...

Heavy snow traps over 300 vehicles in western Japan

Jan 24, 2017

Heavy snow traps over 300 vehicles in western Japan

More than 300 vehicles were stranded in the snow early Tuesday on highways and major roads along the Sea of Japan coast, prompting a request for troops to help with rescue efforts. Roughly 200 vehicles were held up on National Route 373 in the ...

Search for Italy avalanche survivors makes headway; Migrants pitch in

Jan 22, 2017

Search for Italy avalanche survivors makes headway; Migrants pitch in

Using saws, shovels and their gloved hands, rescue workers advanced slowly Saturday through the wreckage of an avalanche-hit hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy, where they searched for signs of more survivors among the 23 missing guests and staff. Falling snow reduced visibility and raised ...

Heavy snowfall blankets much of country

Jan 15, 2017

Heavy snowfall blankets much of country

A wide swath of the Sea of Japan coast was hit by heavy snow Sunday as a strong wintery air mass gripped much of the Japanese archipelago, snarling traffic and hampering the unified university entrance exams. The Meteorological Agency warned that the snow would ...

European cold snap kills at least 23

Jan 8, 2017

European cold snap kills at least 23

A cold wave across Europe has left at least 23 dead in the past two days, including several migrants and homeless people, authorities said Saturday, with the frigid temperatures expected to continue through the weekend. Russia meanwhile celebrated the coldest Orthodox Christmas in 120 ...

Heavy snow disrupts flights, train services in central Hokkaido

Dec 10, 2016

Heavy snow disrupts flights, train services in central Hokkaido

Heavy snow hit central Hokkaido on Saturday, disrupting flight and train services throughout the region. At New Chitose Airport, southeast of the capital Sapporo, 241 flights were canceled, according to the airport operator. A total of 135 train runs, including those connecting Sapporo Station ...