Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan is currently home to shocking amounts of snow. A series of photos from numerous local Twitter users shows how bad the situation really is.
It’s inevitable almost every winter. We have to deal with heaping piles of snow right outside of our doors.
Well take comfort in knowing, you don’t have it nearly as bad as some dwellers in Japan. Yamanashi Prefecture is currently home to shocking levels of snow.
A series of photos from numerous local Twitter users shows how bad the situation really is. Many areas in the region have encountered over 3 feet of snow.
One one town in particular has recorded 56 inches. The level of fallen snow makes it up to the average person’s shoulders.
Kofu is another town that saw nearly 45 inches. The snowfall in both locations were record amounts.
Photos depict the white stuff packed over railroad tracks so high that the pile reached the platform. Parked cars could barely be seen under the mounds.
For those unfortunate enough to be on some unplowed roads, their vehicles were left stuck with snow reaching halfway up the cars.
In addition to the inconvenience factor and damage to structures, the snow is leaving local supermarket shelves empty from panicked customers stocking up in fear of not being able to leave their homes.