Snow snarls transport in Europe

Oxford Street, London, UK 18 Dec 10

Snow has been falling on and off for several days across Northern Europe as millions of travellers attempt to get to their destinations in time for Christmas.

Heathrow Airport in London has been either shut down or partially closed since Saturday with as much as 20 cm of snow creating cancellations and delays.

Retailers in London also report a drop in sales due to the storm as shoppers stay away from stores on the last weekend before Christmas.

Children have been making snowmen around the Eiffel Tower in Paris while others take to the hills around the French capital for snowboarding with as much as 15 cm of snow.

Germany has been pummelled with as much as 40 cm of snow in some areas snarling rail, road and air transport around the major cities of Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt.

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