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More bad weather forecast as Italy struggles with floods and snow

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More bad weather forecast as Italy struggles with floods and snow

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Floods in central Italy have left behind massive destruction.

In the town of Capena near Rome, a large crater was left after a huge mudslide caused by floodwater.

There’s concern that more heavy rain forecast for the next few days could bring further damage.

Many emergency workers had difficulty in carrying out their tasks because of the conditions. Residents did what they could to clean up.

The River Tiber north of the capital and the River Arno in Tuscany have reached extremely high levels.

In the Dolomites to the north, the army was forced to intervene with snowploughs to deal with a record amount of snow in the Veneto region.

All mountain passes were closed after more than two metres of snow fell. Train services to and from neighbouring Austria came to a halt.

Temperatures have risen in the Alps leading to fears of avalanches.