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Still battling the snow


CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Still battling the snow

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Thousands of travellers have had their Christmas plans disrupted by further snowfalls across Western Europe.
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris where 2,000 passengers were moved from a terminal because of snow on the roof.
Brussels airport was also badly hit and Belgians were warned not to drive.
Hundreds of road accidents have been reported across Germany, and in northern Italy heavy rain has caused flooding in parts of Venice.
Hundreds of tourists spent the night on ferries, in army barracks and a sports hall. It is thought many of them may be unable to return to the mainland before Christmas.

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More snow is continuing to paralyse transport in parts of Western Europe

Heavy snow also caused major disruption to roads and rail services in Sweden.
Dublin airport in the Irish Republic was forced to suspend flights several times.
Some passengers were forced to spend the night at Brussels airport.
In western Germany, traffic was paralysed in parts of North Rhine Westphalia. Further east, the railway line between Berlin and Hanover was blocked because of frozen overhead power-lines.
In Britain, heavy snow has been forecast for parts of Scotland and north-eastern England, and passengers are facing reduced services on several railway lines. (BBC)

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