Freak snowstorm hits parts of Europe

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Freak snowstorm hits parts of Europe

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Many parts of Europe are struggling to return to normal after a freak snowstorm caused travel chaos.

On Tuesday the Eurostar trains had to be suspended as severe weather in Northern France and Belgium forced operators to close sections of the railway.

Other high speed train services were also halted.

Even Jersey, normally one of the warmest parts of the British Isles, was not spared from the severe conditions.

Residents had to cope with 100 kph winds as snow covered the island.

Meanwhile more snow fell on central Germany.

North of Frankfurt the Autobahn had to be closed after a 100-car pile up injured dozens of people.

Nearby, Europe’s third largest airport also had to close. Forcing more than 355 flights to be canceled.