Snow disrupts travel across Europe
Heavy snow causes travel disruptions across Europe on Sunday, with airports, railways and roads affected.
In Munich, Germany, the airport resumed operations on Sunday morning, but around 560 of the 880 scheduled flights were still cancelled. Flights were suspended temporarily on Saturday due to heavy snow in Bavaria.
"We are working hard to clear the backlog of flights and get passengers on their way," said a spokesperson for Munich Airport. "We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the snow."
In Austria, heavy snow also caused travel disruptions. The A21 motorway in Lower Austria was closed in both directions on Saturday afternoon due to several vehicles that were stuck. In Salzburg, over 600 firefighters were called out in the past 24 hours to deal with fallen trees and other incidents caused by the snow.
"The snow has caused a lot of problems," said a spokesperson for the Austrian Red Cross. "We are working to help those who have been affected."
In the UK, the northwest was hit by heavy snow and ice, leading to travel disruptions and power outages. Cumbria, a region in northwest England, was particularly badly affected.
"We are experiencing widespread disruption to travel and power supplies," said a spokesperson for Cumbria County Council. "We are working to clear the roads and restore power as quickly as possible."
The snow is expected to continue to fall in parts of Europe for the next few days. Travellers are advised to check the latest weather conditions and travel advisories before setting off.
Translation by Iurie Tataru