Record Snowfall Strikes Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Snow Alert
Sapporo Japanese province has witnessed the most heavy snow in December in 50 years, prompting air traffic and rail disruption.
Up to 21h local time (19h GMT Vietnam), snowfall in the capital of the province Hokkaido Sapporo has to 96cm thick, the first time exceeded 90cm in December since 1966. This situation has forced airlines have canceled nearly 300 flights Shin-Chitose airport connects Hokkaido to other locations, leaving about 6,000 passengers had to spend the night at the airport. Meanwhile, Hokkaido Railway Company said it had canceled more than 380 trains.
Approximately 3,800 households in the town and part of the town Erimo Samani has lost power for a short time due to strong wind shear off the line.
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