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Europe Hit By Heavy Snow, Slows Trains, Flights, Roads – Huffington Post

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PARIS — Snow-choked European cities are struggling to get planes, trains and roads moving again after a surprisingly intense, late-season storm.

A few flights were canceled Wednesday and many were facing long delays at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports and the Frankfurt Airport.

Eurostar train service under the English Channel resumed Wednesday after being suspended most of Tuesday, but trains were running much more slowly than usual because of the icy tracks, causing delays.

Thousands of cars were stuck or moving slowly on roads around northern France Wednesday morning as authorities – and the army – tried to clear snow. Tens of thousands of homes in northern France remain without electricity, with temperatures below freezing across the region.

Belgium was still suffering long train delays Wednesday.

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  • A man takes photos on March 13, 2013 perched on cars covered in snow on the D901 around Beaumont-Hague, northern France, following a heavy snow storm. Blizzard-like conditions — coming only eight days before the official start of spring — knocked out power to thousands of people in France and left motorists stranded in their cars. (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • An excavator of the French army works to free coaches blocked by snow on March 13, 2013, on the D901 (secondary road 901) near Beaumont-Hague, northwestern France. (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • An excavator of the French army works to free coaches blocked by snow on March 13, 2013, on the D901 (secondary road 901) near Beaumont-Hague, northwestern France. (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Ground crew members de-ice a plane covered with snow at the Orly Airport in south Paris, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

  • A photo taken on March 13, 2013 shows cars covered in snow on the D901 around Beaumont-Hague, northern France, following a heavy snow storm. (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Coaches are blocked by snow on March 13, 2013 on the D901 around Beaumont-Hague, northern France, following a heavy snowfall. Blizzard-like conditions — coming only eight days before the official start of spring — knocked out power to thousands of people in France and left motorists stranded in their cars. (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Passengers walk on March 13, 2013 by cars covered in snow on the D901 around Beaumont-Hague, northern France, following a heavy snow storm. (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Women make their way through heavy snowfall in downtown Frankfurt, central Germany, Tuesday March 12, 2013. . (AP Photo/dpa, Frank Rumpenhorst)

Europe Hit By Heavy Snow, Slows Trains, Flights, Roads – Huffington Post

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