Thursday, December 16, 2010

More heavy snowfall cripples Germany

Recent overnight snowfall in Germany has led to many transportation cancelations and inconveniences, leaving parts of the country covered in frost.

Germany's eastern Brandenburg state has reported that a Romanian lorry loaded with furniture skidded off a main highway and crashed into a guarding rail on Thursday. 

Brandenburg is one of Germany's 16 federal-states of Germany, located in the east of the country. 

The incident did not result in any casualties, only blocking the highway, causing heavy traffic for a few hours. 

The heavy overnight snowfall crippled transportation in Germany as hundreds of flights have been canceled at Germany's Frankfurt airport, while nearly all traveling by train has been canceled or delayed, AFP said. 

In the German capital of Berlin, city workers are on alert to clear out the snow near the city's main roads and tourist attractions such as the Brandenburg Gate. 

Many European countries such as Scotland and Switzerland have experienced their coldest temperatures in years. 

The cold wave is expected to continue across Europe, promising more snowfall and frost in Germany.

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