The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism urged highway companies to take preventive measures to close traffic in order to prevent stalling due to heavy snow, but the Central Nippon Expressway, which manages the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway where the stalling occurred, is ready to remove snow. It turned out that it was judged that there was no need for road closure if the road was strengthened.

The Central Nippon Expressway will verify this response.

On January 9th, on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway in Toyama Prefecture, about 200 cars were stranded due to heavy snow on the up line of a section of about 10 km.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism should take preventive and hesitant measures against highway companies to prevent such a situation after a large-scale stalling due to heavy snow on the Kan-Etsu Expressway last December. I was urging in writing.

However, it was decided that the Central Nippon Expressway would not need to be closed if the snow removal system was strengthened.

The actual closure was four hours after the first heavy truck that got stuck was stuck, and it took more than 30 hours to get rid of the stuck.

Due to this heavy snowfall, about 1,500 cars are stuck on the Hokuriku Expressway in Fukui Prefecture.

The Central Nippon Expressway Kanazawa branch told NHK, "We sincerely apologize to all the users. In preparation for the heavy snowfall in the future, we will promptly verify this issue and strive to use the expressway in winter with peace of mind. I will do it. "