Authorities were working to clear roads of snow, but progress has been slow due to much of the region being affected by the snowfall, Jiji Press reported. A number of vehicles were left stranded on roads in some areas.
About one-third of the 1,196 households in the village of Hinohara were snowed-in as of Monday, officials said. More than 700 elderly people were left isolated, the village office said.
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