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Winter snow woes go on for northern Europe

Winter snow woes go on for northern Europe
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Unseasonally heavy snowfall continued to wreak winter havoc across Europe on Tuesday.

At Germany’s busiest airport in Frankfurt, many flights were cancelled for the second day running due to the severe weather conditions.

Stranded passengers were forced to wait for hours in the departure hall, not knowing when or if their plane would take off.

An airport said road salt cannot be used on runways because of the risk of corrosion.

Some northern and western parts of the UK have been hit by a white-out for several days now.

Temperatures have dropped to record levels and in the north, the snow is the deepest it has been since 1974.

The mercury is also at record low levels here in France.

-15.3 was measured during the night in Orleans, where the record for the time of year was last set in 1946.

But further south in Greece, the temperature has topped a balmy 20 degrees celsius.

Athens may have been hit hard by the economic crisis, but so far it has been spared by the weather.