Land and sea traffic in part of the windy snow in Hokkaido, Japan is affected

North Japan today turned into a windy and snowy weather pattern, especially in Hokkaido, there may be hard-to-drive blizzards. Some land and air traffic have been affected. People who travel to Hokkaido should pay attention to the bad weather. Impact local traffic.

The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported that due to the rapid development of the low pressure, North Japan today turned into a windy and snowy weather pattern, especially in Hokkaido, where there may be a blizzard with poor visibility and hard driving. The Japan Meteorological Agency called on the public to pay close attention.

According to the Meteorological Agency, the maximum wind speed in Hokkaido today is 23 meters per second and 20 meters per second in the northeast, and the maximum instantaneous wind speed may reach 30 meters to 35 meters per second.

It is estimated that the amount of snowfall in Hokkaido until tomorrow morning will be 60 centimeters.

The Meteorological Agency called on the public to pay attention to the impact of blizzards and snow piles on the road, as well as storms and waves.

Affected by heavy snow, the Hakodate Airport in Hokkaido temporarily shut down the airport due to snow removal on the runway, causing six flights to be cancelled; two flights at the Monbetsu Airport were forced to cancel.

Although other airport flights such as Hokkaido New Chitose Airport are temporarily unaffected, if the weather continues to deteriorate, the flight may be cancelled. All airlines call on the public to check the latest flight information before they board the plane.

In the part of the railway traffic, the route to and from the Kushiro and the nets of Hokkaido, and the route to and from Kushiro and the root room, the train is currently closed all day.

In addition, Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Ltd. said that by 11:30 am Japan time, 1,100 households in the village of Hokkaido Island had power outages, and Hokkaido Electric Power Company was repairing power supply.

In response to the power outage, the home was unable to use the heating, and the island animal husbandry urgently set up a heater for 10 villagers to warm the village.

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