Snow blankets central, eastern Canada
Central and eastern Canadians continued to shovel out and spread salt after a ferocious winter storm dumped heavy snow and freezing rain on eastern Quebec and Atlantic Canada on Saturday.
Parts of southern and eastern Quebec were hit with between 15 and 35 centimetres of snow.
Snow disrupts traffic on Pacific side of central, east Japan
A snowstorm made travel treacherous Friday in the Midwest and Northeast and was blamed for at least 10 traffic deaths.XINHUA:
Nearly 7 ½ inches of snow was reported at Chicago O'Hare International Airport before the front moved out of the area Friday. About 500 flights were canceled at O'Hare, which canceled 600 flights Thursday and housed hundreds of stranded travelers who spent the night awaiting planes from other cities also affected by the storm. More than 9 inches of snow delayed flights at Chicago Midway Airport on Friday.
At least 12 inches of snow was reported in Springfield by Friday morning, said National Weather Service meteorologist Gino Izzi.
Ten inches fell in Bloomington, and Southern Illinois saw up to 11 inches dumped near Palmyra northwest of St. Louis.
Snow fell in several prefectures on the Pacific side of central and east Japan since Sunday morning, causing cancellation of flights, close of highways and delay of trains in the wide areas.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, 3 cm of snow had accumulated in central Tokyo and Yokohama, and 18 cm in Yamanashi Prefecture's Kawaguchiko city as of 10 a.m. (0100 GMT).
Tokyo's Haneda airport said more than 20 flights in and out were canceled, while the East Japan Railway Co. said operations of two of its lines were affected by the snow.
Several speedways in the snow region were closed out of security concerns.
The meteorological agency forecasted up to 15 cm of snow in plains of the Kanto region, up to 30 cm in the Koshin region and up to 5 cm in the Tokai region through late Sunday.
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