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Rare 9-Inch Snowfall Disrupts Transit In Tokyo

The Japanese capital of Tokyo on Tuesday dug out from more than 20 centimeters (8 inches) of snow that had snarled traffic, trapping cars on bridges and in tunnels, although transport delays remained around the metropolis. The snow that began on Monday morning tapered off early on Tuesday after dumping some 23 centimeters (9 inches) on a city that rarely has snow accumulate, with freezing temperatures keeping snow-choked roads slick and pedestrians wary. Most commuter lines were operating normally, but a number of train services were canceled and highways remained closed, while airports struggled to clear a backlog of flights. Canceled flights and a lack of transport left 6,000 people stuck…