A view of Eiffel Tower in the snow in Paris, Tuesday March 12. 2013. Hundreds of flights out of Western Europe have been cancelled, no trains are running under the English Channel, and Belgium�s prince is stuck at home all because of a sudden dump of oddly late snowfall on Western Europe. Less-prepared for the kind of heavy snow that regularly hits northern and eastern neighbors, cities across France, Belgium, southern England and Germany struggled Tuesday to assure transport amid the frosty conditions.
Jacques Brinon, Associated Press - Ap
A wheel loader cleans the tarmac at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday March 12, 2013. Frankfurt airport closed, a quarter of flights out of Paris were canceled, Belgium suffered record traffic jams and high-speed trains were stuck in stations - all because of a sudden dump of oddly late snowfall on Western Europe. Less prepared for the kind of heavy snow that regularly hits northern and eastern neighbors, France, Britain and Belgium struggled Tuesday to keep moving amid the frosty, blustery conditions.
Arne Dedert, Associated Press - Ap
Big snow dump slows European trains, planes, roads
- Associated Press
- March 13, 2013 - 4:51 AM
PARIS - Snow-choked European cities are struggling to get planes, trains and roads moving again after a surprisingly intense, late-season storm.
A few flights were canceled Wednesday and many were facing long delays at Paris' Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports and the Frankfurt Airport.
Eurostar train service under the English Channel resumed Wednesday after being suspended most of Tuesday, but trains were running much more slowly than usual because of the icy tracks, causing delays.
Thousands of cars were stuck or moving slowly on roads around northern France Wednesday morning as authorities — and the army — tried to clear snow. Tens of thousands of homes in northern France remain without electricity, with temperatures below freezing across the region.
Belgium was still suffering long train delays Wednesday.
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