On the 18th, an accident occurred one after another in the Tohoku Chuo Expressway in Yamagata Prefecture. At that time, the snowstorm caused poor visibility and 16 vehicles were involved in the accident on three sites.
“It was a pure white outside…”
On the morning of 18th, eleven cars collided one after another when a light van collided with the median strip at the Tohoku central automobile road descending line in Takahata Town, Yamagata Prefecture. Also, there were two accidents where passenger cars were strucked, 500 meters away from the site. At that time, it means that visibility was really bad in the vicinity of the site because of the snowstorm.
Reporters asked People who were involved in an accident: “It was a pure white outside and it is very hard to see what is infront of you because of snowstorm. It was to late to see i was to bump the car , I stepped on the brake but the road was in a frozen state.” The number of cars involved in the accident rose to 16 , Five people were injured mildly.
Source: ANN News