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Weather woes continue across Europe

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Europe is still reeling from the effects of ice and snow. In northeastern Germany, hundreds of people were trapped in cars, buses and trucks along the country’s Baltic coast and a state of emergency has been declared in the area.

German national rail operator Deutsche Bahn said a number of trains became stuck in snowdrifts and many services in the north have been cancelled.

Air travel has also been decimated in France. Airports in Paris, Lyon and Chambery shelved dozens of flights and hundreds of passengers were left stranded and frustrated.

Geneva airport in Switzerland closed for part of the day on one of it’s busiest tourist weekends as skiers descend on the Alps.

In northern Spain, temperatures dipped well below freezing and the country’s national weather agency is forecasting snow throughout the country. Flights in and out of Spain have also been hit.

A heavy snowstorm in northern Portugal has left the area under a blanket of snow and the severe weather has now extended its icy grip across most of the country.

Forecasters predict that the freezing conditions are to last for a few more days yet.