Tokyo hit by rare snowstorm

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Visitors walk in the snow at Enoshima Shrine in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
A child holds a ball of snow near a half buried motorcycle in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Tokyo area has been hit by a rare heavy snowfall, stalling trains, grounding flights, and blanketing roads and skyscrapers with snow. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)
An employee, left, of a train company sweeps snow off a train station platform and another spread potassium chloride preparation to keep the floor from being frozen, in Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Tokyo area has been hit by a rare heavy snowfall, stalling trains, grounding flights, and blanketing roads and skyscrapers with snow. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)
Men stand at snow-covered tree on a road in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Tokyo area was hit by a rare heavy snowfall Saturday, stalling trains, grounding flights, and blanketing roads and skyscrapers with snow. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
An employee of a train company sweeps snow off a platform at Yokohama station in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Tokyo area has been hit by a rare heavy snowfall, stalling trains, grounding flights, and blanketing roads and skyscrapers with snow. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)
A man in kimono and wooden shoes walk in a snow covered sidewalk in Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Tokyo area has been hit by a rare heavy snowfall, stalling trains, grounding flights, and blanketing roads and skyscrapers with snow. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)
A child and his mother build a snowman in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years. Some 20-centimeter (7.9-inch) of snowfall is expected by Sunday morning in the metropolitan areas. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
A woman and a child walk on snow-covered tree-lined road in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years. Some 20-centimeter (7.9-inch) of snowfall is expected by Sunday morning in the metropolitan areas. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Visitors walk in front of snow-covered Statue of Liberty at Daiba district in Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Snowfall of some 20-centimeter (7.9-inch) is expected by Sunday morning in the metropolitan areas. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Railway station workers shove snow from the street in Yokohama, Japan, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years. Some 20-centimeter (7.9-inch) of snowfall is expected by Sunday morning in the metropolitan areas. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
An employee of a train company sweeps snow off a train station platform in Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Tokyo area has been hit by a rare heavy snowfall, stalling trains, grounding flights, and blanketing roads and skyscrapers with snow. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)
Visitors walk in the snow at Enoshima Shrine in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Lexus vehicles are covered with snow at a vehicle shop in Tokyo on February 9, 2014 one day after a heavy snowfall hit the capital. The heaviest snow in decades to hit the city and other areas of Japan has left at least five dead and 600 injured across the country. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
A statue of a zebra with snow is dislpayed on a sidewalk in Tokyo on February 8, 2014. Heavy snow struck Tokyo and other areas across Japan, grounding nearly 300 flights and suspending some train services as the weather agency issued a severe storm warning for the capital. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker removes snow from a sidewalk in Tokyo on February 8, 2014. Heavy snow struck Tokyo and other areas across Japan, grounding nearly 300 flights and suspending some train services as the weather agency issued a severe storm warning for the capital. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
A bullet train leaves JR Tokyo Station in the snow on February 8, 2014. Wide areas of Japan were hit by snowfall with central Tokyo covered with snow in the morning. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk in the snow at a park in Tokyo on February 8, 2014. Wide areas of Japan were hit by snowfall with central Tokyo covered with snow in the morning. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
A little child plays in a park covered with snow in downtown Tokyo on February 8, 2014. Heavy snow struck Tokyo and other areas across Japan, grounding nearly 300 flights and suspending some train services as the weather agency issued a severe storm warning for the capital. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Passengers get off from a bus at JR Tokyo Station on February 8, 2014. Heavy snow struck Tokyo and other areas across Japan, grounding nearly 300 flights and suspending some train services as the weather agency issued a severe storm warning for the capital. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists take pictures in front of a snow covered palace in Tokyo on February 9, 2014 one day after a heavy snowfall hit the capital. The heaviest snow in decades to hit the city and other areas of Japan has left at least five dead and 600 injured across the country. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
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TOKYO (AP) -- The Tokyo area was hit by a rare heavy snowfall Saturday, stalling trains, grounding flights, and blanketing roads and skyscrapers with snow.

By mid-afternoon, around 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow had fallen.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years. It warned that snow and rain would continue through the night, but that skies would clear gradually Sunday.

Several universities in Tokyo delayed the start of entrance exams because of delays in metropolitan trains and subways, known for almost always being on time.

Major carriers Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways suspended domestic flights from Tokyo's Haneda airport. Some bullet trains were delayed and parts of expressways were closed.

Japanese media said dozens of injuries were being reported from people slipping and falling, or crashing their cars.

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