Heavy snow is expected to blanket parts of the nation today, particularly areas of the Sea of Japan coast from northern to western Japan, the Meteorological Agency said Tuesday.

The snow is expected due to a strong wintry pressure pattern, which may also cause high winds that could affect traffic, the agency warned.

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