More than 2,300 snow-related traffic accidents were reported in the Kanto region on Wednesday, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency and police officials said Thursday. Over 200 people suffered light injuries, officials said.
The Kanto region was blanketed with light snow for most of the day.
According to official statistics, 436 traffic accidents occurred in Tokyo, 616 in Kanagawa, 677 in Saitam, 8 in Chiba, 200 in Gunma, and 238 in Tochigi, Fuji TV reported.
Trains on the Seibu Shinjuku Line were also delayed in both directions after a train collided with a car at a railroad crossing in Sayama, Saitama. Police say the incident occurred at around 4:00 p.m. and that it was likely caused by the slippery road surface.
Police are urging drivers and pedestrians to use extra caution until roads and paths have thawed.© Japan Today