Cards showing snow removal work vehicles on the winter highway will be available from November 27th (Friday), You will be able to get them from any service area in Niigata Prefecture.
These card were created by Nexco East Japan Niigata Branch to let people know about snow removal vehicles that are active in winter. There are 4 types in all. Designs range from snowplows to snowblowers.
The number of cards is limited, and the period of availability will vary depending on the card. The cards are fixed depending on the location. You can get a card by shopping at the specific service area or parking area.
Availability period: November 27th-December 24th
Location: Hokuriku Expressway (Kurosaki PA, Ozumi PA) / Kanetsu Expressway (Echigo Kawaguchi SA)
Availability period: December 25th-January 21st
Location: Hokuriku Expressway (Sakae PA, Rendaiji PA) / Kanetsu Expressway (Tanigawadake PA) / Ban-etsu Expressway (Aganogawa SA)
Availability period: January 22nd to February 18th
Location: Hokuriku Expressway (Yoneyama SA, Ecchusakai PA) / Kanetsu Expressway (Shiozawa Ishiuchi SA)
Availability period: February 19th-March 19th
Location: Hokuriku Expressway (Nadachi Tanihama SA) / Kanetsu Expressway (Yamaya PA) / Joshinetsu Expressway (Myoko SA)
Also, if you collect all 4 types and send a photo by email to Nexco East Japan, 50 people will win a special card by lottery. Applications will be accepted until March 22nd, 2021.
■ Details: Nexco East Japan website