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Chaos as big chill persists in Europe


As extreme weather continues to blast many parts of Europe, authorities are struggling to keep public services and transport links open.

In Britain, some areas are being warned to expect snowfalls today of up to 40 centimetres, amid the country’s worst cold snap in decades.

Airports and hundreds of schools have been forced to close, and in some areas people are being warned against travel that is not essential.

There are similar scenes in countries such as Russia. Snow clearing operations are underway in earnest, including measures to prevent avalanches.

Temperatures have fallen to as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius in countries such as Germany, with extreme snow fall warnings in parts of France as well.

The freezing weather is expected to persist over the coming days.

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