The record snowfall that hit eastern Japan over the Feb. 15-16 weekend continued to leave thousands of peoplein remote towns in the Kanto, Tohoku and other regions Feb. 17.
In Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, the closure of a highway has cut off some 1,200 residents, the town office said.
removing the snow hope to reopen the road as soon as possible, but things have not gone smoothly due to the record of the snow, a town official said.
The prefecture saw 100 cm of snow over the weekend. (Kyodo)
The Japan Times ST: February 28, 2014