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Wintry Weather Hampers Transportation in Europe

January 8, 2003

Wintry Weather Hampers Transportation in Europe
Blizzards and icy temperatures following last week’s floods have caused transportation snafus across Europe.

According to, a rare snowfall in southern France shut down two airports and forced schools to close to help avoid vehicle accidents on icy roads.

Flights to and from the southern cities of Nimes and Montpelier were canceled after authorities closed the airports earlier this week. Several major highways linking France and Spain across the Pyrenees mountains were closed to vehicles because of poor visibility and icy roads.

Flooding in Paris caused traffic congestion after riverside highways on both sides of the Seine River were closed. Hundreds of flights at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports were grounded over the weekend due to the poor weather.

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