The Strategist

Snowfalls in Europe caused disruptions with airports and public transport

01/19/2024 - 02:45

Europe has been battered by heavy snowfall, which has disrupted travel in northern France and caused problems at Frankfurt am Main, Germany's main airport, according to a report released by the EFE news agency on Thursday.

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There was snowfall in the Grand Est, Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France, and Normandy regions. By Thursday night, the snow arrived in the Alsace region near the German border.

Ile-de-France has received about four cm of snow, thus Thursday morning bus operations in Paris were suspended.

Numerous departments in the north of France also stopped school bus transportation and limited truck traffic.

Due to ice and severe snowfall on Wednesday, Frankfurt am Main, the largest airport in Germany, briefly suspended all flights. On Thursday, the airport began operating again. But because of the bad weather, about 600 of the approximately 1,000 flights that were scheduled for Thursday had to be canceled.

According to the France 24 TV channel, the airport in the western German city of Saarbr├╝cken altogether stopped operating, and the airport in Munich canceled 254 flights.

Although flight traffic at Oslo Airport in Norway was able to resume on Thursday, there were still issues.

Additionally, the rail service was suspended in a several locations in Norway's eastern region.

A "yellow" level of danger alert is still in effect in Belgium and Luxembourg due to snow, hail, and ice. Public transportation in Luxembourg was rendered inoperable by the severe snowfall; buses, streetcars, and some trains in the capital were all canceled.