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Around 670 vehicles remained stranded Friday on a long stretch of highway northwest of Tokyo due to heavy snow, according to the road’s operator, with police officers helping redirect vehicles to alternate routes.

Snow plows and other vehicles were deployed at hard-hit sections of the Kan-Etsu Expressway, which connects Tokyo and Niigata Prefecture, while members of the Ground Self-Defense Force continued their disaster relief work in affected areas after as many as 2,100 vehicles had been stranded on the highway.

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