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Travel disruption as heavy snow hits central Europe

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Heavy snow is causing severe disruption for those travelling in central Europe this weekend.

In Greece, a 66-year-old woman was found dead and two men were reported missing near Athens after blizzards struck part of the country.

Temperatures in northern and central Greece have stayed below zero degrees centigrade for the last few days.

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Wooden statues near Athens after heavy snowfall this week.Reuters

Southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland were among the most affected areas on Saturday - with more than 20 centimetres of snow falling in some areas.

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Horses stand on a meadow covered with snow in Hohenleiten near MunichReuters

Dozens of flights were cancelled in the region because of the conditions.

A Lufthansa plane is seen near a pile of snow at Munich Airport