3,400 spend night at airport in Tokyo

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TOKYO — 3,400 people were forced to spend the night at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport operator after snow caused airlines to cancel 71 flights.

In the season’s first snowfall, three inches of snow fell in central Tokyo, the Associated Press is reporting.

The snow snarled traffic and caused train delays.

Airport officials distributed sleeping bags, water and crackers to stranded travelers. Normal flight operations at Narita resumed Tuesday, except for a few delays.

Major train operator JR East said trains were running on schedule Tuesday.

Sections of several highways around Tokyo were still closed Tuesday as workers cleared away snow and ice.

Source: Associated Press