Trains stopped until snow clearing work ends after heavy snowfalls in Iwamizawa

Heavy snowfalls occurred in Hokkaido’s regions from late February to early March, due to strong winter-type pressure patterns, causing cancelations of trains and flights.

 According to the meteorological observatory, the snowfall in the 24 hours until 7 p.m. on February 24 was 56 cm in Iwamizawa and 50 cm in Shinshinotsu in the Ishikari region, the most in recorded history.

 Heavy snowfalls also occurred in some regions on March 2, too, with 185 cm of accumulated snow recorded in the city of Iwamizawa, the most in recorded history. All limited express train services in Hokkaido, and some flights, were cancelled.


JR Iwamizawa Station