Snow-covered plane at Geneva airport
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Europe hit by blanket of snow and sub-zero conditions

Heavy snowfall has caused disruption across northern Europe, closing airports and bringing traffic to a standstill.

Geneva airport in Switzerland was closed after the city saw 10 inches of snow in 24 hours. In Poland, eight homeless people died as temperatures fell below -20C.

In Lyon, in south east France, heavy snowfalls clogged highways and rendered conditions treacherous for motorists.

  • 01 Dec 2010
  • From the section Europe
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