As many as 800 cars remained stranded for a second day on Wednesday in Fukui Prefecture as heavy snow continued to blanket a wide area along the Sea of Japan coast.

The snow, which has caused havoc to transportation services in the region, was expected to last through the day, and the Meteorological Agency is warning of continued traffic disruptions and slippery roads.

The Ground Self-Defense Force had dealt with the snow Tuesday night for a line of vehicles that stretched some 10 kilometers. As many as 1,500 cars in the cities of Awara and Sakai had been trapped.