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We had had a massive snowfall during the previous weekend (Saturday, 8 February) when this "historic" snowfall hit Tokyo and Kanto-Koshin area.
Here are people who was prevented from getting home - from Tokyo to Yamanashi, or from Yamanashi to Tokyo/Saitama urban areas.
There are many more others who were stranded on a motorway (highway) while travelling. They were stuck in their cars for two or more days not only because the road was closed but also their cars are actually buried in snow.
Noe Sawaragi, a renowned art-critic based in Tokyo, was watching how the snow hit his hometown, Chichibu, Saitama, which is next to Okutama, Tokyo. The news was scarce. The town and villages around it got isolated after Seibu Chichibu Railway Line and roads were paralised/closed by the amount of snow and avalanches. Many people were trapped inside their home. Many sheds got crushed under the weight of snow - no, they weren't built for this. The area is not used to this massive snow.
Not only in Chichibu. There were many other cities and towns that got isolated. Karuizawa, Nagano, a famous summer resort town, is one of them.