Snowstorm strands 90 vehicles on Japan Sea coast

About 90 vehicles were stuck in snow for several hours on an expressway near the border of Ishikawa and Toyama prefectures on the Sea of Japan coast.

Central Nippon Expressway says that two vehicles stopping on the Ishikawa side of the border led to a logjam of trucks and cars late Thursday night.

The road operator is now clearing snow there but both sides of the expressway have been closed.