Traffic restrictions around Niseko (updated 5pm, 8 Sep)

By 8th September 2011 August 27th, 2013 Uncategorized

Due to the typhoon that hit Japan over the last few days, traffic restrictions have been put in place on some major roads around the Niseko area.

The following information is valid as of 5:00PM, 8 September.

【Currently closed to through traffic】 
■ Route 276 (Bifue Pass - Kimobetsu)
3.4km section between Miyagi-cho Otaki-ku Date city and Kiyahara-cho Otaki-ku Date city
* Affected section is nearer Kimobetsu at the turn-off to Route 453.
* In effect since 10:05, 6 September due to landslides
Detour: Please use the Kiyohara Kimobetsu Lline, a road parallel to Route 276.

■ Route 66 Iwanai Toya Line
3.3km section between Oikomi Kyowa-cho Iwanai-gun and Yunosato Rankoshi-cho Isoya-gun
* In effect since 2:30, 6 September due to collapsed side slopes
Detour: None
Note: The road to Rankoshi, Yunosato, Yukichichibu, and Goshiki Onsen from Niseko-cho is open. Although Shinsen-numa cannot be reached from Niseko-cho, the road from Kyowa-cho is open. The recovery is expected to take a week and may cause inconvenience for visitors this weekend.

【Traffic resumed】
Route 268 Iwanai Rankoshi Line between Oikomi Kyowa-cho and Niimi Rankoshi-cho

**The above restrictions will be lifted accordingly when reconstruction work finishes and on-site safety is confirmed. Please contact or refer to the following information sources for up-to-the-minute information.

● Japan Road Traffic Information Center (Tel: 050-3369-6601)

Hokkaido Development Bureau website

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