Sections of Tokyo expressway remain closed as snow clearing continues

Many sections of the Metropolitan Expressway serving the greater Tokyo area remain closed as workers continue to clear snow that fell from Monday through Tuesday.

As of 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, sections in central Tokyo were among those still closed.

The expressway operator said it hopes to reopen the sections once safety is confirmed.

Traffic suspensions on other expressways serving Tokyo and its surrounding areas, such as the Tokyo Gaikan, the Chuo and the Joban expressways, had been lifted by Wednesday morning.