Around 1,000 Vehicles Stuck on Japanese Expressway in Heavy Snow

More than 1,000 cars and trucks were stuck on the Kan-Etsu Expressway in Niigata Prefecture, Japan, on December 17-18 as two days of heavy snow forced road closures.

This footage, posted by @hai_kemagu on Twitter, shows vehicles at a standstill on the expressway amid deep snow.

Kyodo News said on the afternoon of December 18 that 670 vehicles remained stranded.

Road closures were expected to be lifted on the morning of December 19. Credit: @hai_kemagu via Storyful