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    Extreme Weather: Japan Hit by Heavy Snow, Flights Disrupted (PHOTOS)

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    The biggest snowfall in years has partially paralyzed Japan's transportation system and has led to scores of injuries. Emergency services have been working overtime in the capital Tokyo.

    At least 67 people have suffered various injuries due to severe weather in Japan's metropolitan area according to national broadcaster NHK.

    The snowfall has prompted the country's weather agency to issue a heavy snow warning for Tokyo for the first time in four years.

    Extreme Weather: Japan Hit by Heavy Snow, Flights Disrupted
    © Photo : Anastasia Fedotova
    Extreme Weather: Japan Hit by Heavy Snow, Flights Disrupted

    The transport ministry also issued an "emergency" announcement urging people to go home early amid fears of public transport chaos and to stay indoors when possible.

    Extreme Weather: Japan Hit by Heavy Snow, Flights Disrupted
    © Photo : Anastasia Fedotova
    Extreme Weather: Japan Hit by Heavy Snow, Flights Disrupted

    Over 337 domestic flights have been cancelled, while snow also disrupted rail traffic on Monday.

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    People complained on social media about struggling to get around and out of Tokyo.

    ​Some twitter users made fun of Tokyo's difficulty to deal with the snow.

    ​A disaster management center in the prime minister's office has been set up to monitor the situation. According to the country's' weather agency, Japan's Kanto-Koshin region is expected to get 10 to 40 cm of fresh snow through Monday to Tuesday.

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