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About 1,400 cars remain stranded on a main road in Fukui Prefecture on Wednesday as heavy snow continued to hit a wide area of the Sea of Japan coast.

The snow, which has caused havoc to multiple road and train services, is expected to last through Wednesday in the region and the Japan Meteorological Agency is warning of traffic disruption and slippery roads.

The Ground Self-Defense Force continued to remove snow throughout the night to clear the line of vehicles that stretched some 10 kilometers, trapping 1,500 cars at one point in the cities of Awara and Sakai in Fukui Prefecture.

Some 750 GSDF personnel were mobilized to help clear the road and distribute water and food to drivers on Route 8 after cars were unable to move after a large vehicle went off the shoulder of the road and got bogged down.

Five people complaining of fatigue were sent to a medical aid station set up near the main road but they reportedly suffered from no health problems. Read more

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About 1,400 cars remain stranded on a main road in Fukui Prefecture on Wednesday as heavy snow continued to hit a wide area of the Sea of Japan coast.

The snow, which has caused havoc to multiple road and train services, is expected to last through Wednesday in the region and the Japan Meteorological Agency is warning of traffic disruption and slippery roads.

The Ground Self-Defense Force continued to remove snow throughout the night to clear the line of vehicles that stretched some 10 kilometers, trapping 1,500 cars at one point in the cities of Awara and Sakai in Fukui Prefecture.

Some 750 GSDF personnel were mobilized to help clear the road and distribute water and food to drivers on Route 8 after cars were unable to move after a large vehicle went off the shoulder of the road and got bogged down.

Five people complaining of fatigue were sent to a medical aid station set up near the main road but they reportedly suffered from no health problems.