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Snow storm hits Japan again, grounds over 100 flights

Published on Feb 15, 2014 2:54 AM
A worker removes snow from a sidewalk in Tokyo. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - Two people were killed Friday when a fresh snow storm hit Japan, disrupting rail and road travel, grounding more than 100 flights and adding to the piles left behind by an earlier blanketing.

Up to 12 inches of snow was forecast for some parts of the country by Saturday morning, a week after the heaviest snowfall in decades left at least 11 people dead and more than 1,200 injured.

Tokyo had a thin covering by early Friday afternoon and the weather agency was warning it would continue into the night.

The agency also warned of heavy snow in western and central Japan as well as strong winds and high waves along coastal areas.

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