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Winter Woes For Europe Continue

  • February 3rd, 2009
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

More bad weather has hit Western Europe over the last couple of days with temperatures plummeting and heavy snow causing transport problems…

South-east England saw the heaviest snow in 18 years, while London buses were pulled from service due to the icy roads.

A runway at Heathrow Airport also remains closed.

France, which has been hit recently by extreme weather particularly in the south, has again suffered at the hands of one of the coldest winters in history.

This time it was Paris, where flights were delayed and snow caused traffic accidents.

In Switzerland, around 20cm of snow fell in certain areas; parts of roads around the San Bernadino tunnel also had to be blocked off due to the conditions.

Traffic was also disrupted in parts of Spain by heavy snowfall on Sunday (01.2.09), including the Madrid area.

A storm also interrupted ferry travel from Morocco to the Spanish port of city of Algericas, authorities said.

Reference:

France 24 International News, ‘Travel chaos as western Europe is snowed up’ (02.2.09), http://www.france24.com/en/20090202-snow-disrupts-travel-across-western-europe-, (03.2.09).

BBC News, ‘Western Europe hit by heavy snow’ (02.2.09), http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7864596.stm, (03.2.09).

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