Heavy Snow Expected in Kanto-Koshin Region from May 5th to 6th, Government Advises to Avoid Unnecessary Outings and Utilize Telework

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The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism along with the Japan Meteorological Agency are calling for restraint on non-essential outings in the Kanto-Koshin areas from the afternoon of May 5th to the morning of May 6th. Due to the low pressure system moving east along the southern coast of Honshu, heavy snow is expected around mountainous areas and there could be heavy snow in flatlands including the 23 wards of Tokyo. The public is urged to pay attention to future disaster prevention meteorological information.

In case of heavy snow, the public is advised to refrain from non-essential outings, and if traveling by car is inevitable, to thoroughly prepare by fitting winter tires, carrying chains, and attaching them as soon as possible. Due to the anticipated heavy snow, public transportation could also face major delays or suspensions. Therefore, updated meteorological and traffic information should be monitored closely, and the use of telework and refraining from non-essential outings are advised.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) have already decided to cancel some flights. Airlines are taking special measures for flights expected to be affected by the snowfall.

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