Last Updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Snowstorm in Hokkaido kills one, dozens injured


Recent snowstorm has claimed life of a person in Obihiro city in Hokkaido region of Japan. 

On Tuesday, at least 19 people were injured in traffic accidents in Hokkaido caused by low visibility amid the heavy snowfall.

Hokkaido is expected to brace for its worst blizzard in years on Tuesday, and airlines and railways halted some operations, The Japan Times reported quoting The Meteorological Agency.

All trains between Wakkanai and Horonobe were halted throughout the day on Monday.