Snow Cleared From Road in Yokote as Heavy Snow Hits Japan

Heavy snowfall hit several parts of Japan on Thursday, January 7, and Friday, January 8, causing widespread disruption, with this footage showing snow being cleared in Yokote, in the country’s Akita prefecture.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a yellow snow advisory for the prefecture, warning of heavy snow and a risk of avalanches.

Four people were reported to have died on January 7 in “snow-removal accidents” in Akita. Credit: @bktg.dkm_124 via Storyful