In Fukui City, it usually snows a lot in January and February but not as much as it did this year (2018). I am originally from Fukui City and I thought that I was used to seeing so much snow, but it was unbelievable to see that much snow. It was my first and frightening experience to see the heavy snow paralyzed the city.
It started snowing heavily on and off since the end of January until around February 13th. Especially, from February 5th until the 8th, As I mentioned in our previous video that 145 centimeters of snow was recorded in Fukui City at 2 o’clock in the afternoon on February 7th, 2018. It was the heaviest snowfall since 1981 in Fukui City!!
By February 10th, most of the snow on main roads in Fukui City had been cleared, so cars were moving with any major problems.
However, unlike on major roads, there were still so much snow on smaller roads, and many cars were getting stuck there. People were trying to dig their car tires out of the snow by shovelling the snow around the tires. Because people shovelled snow on roads here and there, they made the roads worse and worse.
On February 10th, in Tawara-machi area of Fukui City, the roads were very bad. I saw about 5 cars getting stuck in snow in about 30 minutes.
On February 14th, the sun came out and it was a warm and sunny day finally! People in the city seemed to be relieved to see the sun and it was melting the snow.
Our previous blogs about snow in Fukui.