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Snow forces thousands to spend night at Tokyo airport

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 02:24 p.m. HST, Jan 15, 2013


TOKYO » Tokyo's Narita International Airport operator says 3,400 travelers spent the night in the terminal after snow caused airlines to cancel 71 flights.

In the season's first snowfall in the Japanese capital, about 3 inches of snow fell in central Tokyo and around Narita on Monday — a national holiday in Japan. The snow snarled traffic and caused train delays.

Airport officials distributed sleeping bags, water and crackers to stranded travelers. Normal flight operations at Narita resumed today, except for a few delays.

Major train operator JR East said trains were running on schedule today.

Sections of several highways around Tokyo were still closed today as workers cleared away snow and ice.







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FrankieT wrote:
Sleeping bags, water and crackers to the travelers. Good on you Narita Airport
on January 15,2013 | 06:51PM
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