Nearly 4 foot of snow had fallen within 24 hours. All the cars and trucks stuck on the highway had been buried by snow.
Japanese Defense Force had been called. They dig snow around those 2100 vehicles one by one. After 35 hours, finally, all those vehicles were dig and cleaned, they were ready to drive again.
Defense Force delivered food and water to each driver and passenger. Some people could not eat and drink for 35 hours.