Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 25 January 2015

Europe struggles after big freeze

Wrecked cars and trucks are piled up after a mass-crash on highway A45 near Woelfersheim, central Germany, Tuesday March 12, 2013.   (AP Photo/dpa, Boris Roessler)
A German autobahn pile-up in the bad weather (AP)

Snow-hit European cities are struggling to get planes, trains and roads moving again.

Flights were cancelled and many were facing long delays at Paris' Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports and Frankfurt Airport.

Eurostar train service under the English Channel resumed after being suspended for 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 as workers - 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.

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