• Short Summary

    Heavy snowfalls on January 18 wrecked havoc with motor and pedestrian traffic in Washington, DC. The White House's famous gardens were blanketed by fresh snow, and emergency vehicles were summoned by city authorities to conditions posed food-gathering problems for local wildlife, but the snow did not appear to deter joggers from running along their favourite paths.

  • Description

    WASHINGTON


    1.
    GV Snow outside White House
    0.05

    2.
    LV Traffic and pedestrian in falling snow (2 shot)
    0.11

    3.
    SV Truck adapted as snow plough
    0.24

    4.
    CU PULL BACK TO GV Squirrel up tree in park
    0.31

    5.
    GV Snow around Capitol building
    0.37

    6.
    SV People walking and jogging through snow (2 shots)
    0.47

    7.
    SV PULL BACK TO GV Ducks on pond in park
    1.00

    8.
    LV AND GV Exterior and runway of airport with parked planes in snow storm (2 shots)
    1.06


    TOKYO


    9.
    GV Traffic jam on snowbound highway
    1.13

    10.
    SV Pedestrians
    1.16

    11.
    SV AND LV Snowbound "Bullet Train" (2 shots)
    1.21

    12.
    LV AND CU Railwaymen light fires under points to defrost them (2 shots)
    1.29

    13.
    CU Passengers wait
    1.33

    14.
    GV Traffic in snow
    1.36

    15.
    GV AND CU Haneda Airport snowbound; workers sweep snow from aircraft wings (4 shots)
    1.55




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Heavy snowfalls on January 18 wrecked havoc with motor and pedestrian traffic in Washington, DC. The White House's famous gardens were blanketed by fresh snow, and emergency vehicles were summoned by city authorities to conditions posed food-gathering problems for local wildlife, but the snow did not appear to deter joggers from running along their favourite paths. All air traffic around the Washington area was grounded, however, as fierce winds and poor visibility made flying impossible. Across the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo suffered from similar weather problems. Traffic was brought to a virtual standstill when main highways were completely covered in snow. Even the famed "Bullet Train" didn't mae its customary high-speed runs to and from Tokyo. This was despite railway workers igniting fires underneath rail points in an attempt to defrost them. Thousands of passengers were stranded, and the international airport at Haneda was frozen into inactivity by the severe snowfalls.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJ9EX2FTW41HH2UKSZ1LLRWYX
    Media URN:
    VLVABJ9EX2FTW41HH2UKSZ1LLRWYX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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