Snow Storm Troubles Across Europe
Continuing with European weather coverage, it looks like all you need is an inch or two. Across Germany, London, and Prague things are getting hectic as airports close, roads become dangerous, and trains come to a halt.
Rail and Tube bosses were slammed today over the London travel chaos caused by an inch of snow.
Commuters reacted angrily to delays this morning but there could be five inches more snow this evening.
Anyone who can should try to leave work early, said forecasters.
Gritters struggled to cope with virtually every road into the capital affected by crashed vehicles and traffic down to a crawl. But it was those in charge of the trains and Tubes who attracted the most criticism. They were accused of a lack of planning and failing to heed the warnings issued days before of a cold spell.
In Germany, icy roads caused multiple accidents, killing three people and injuring dozens, police said.
In the southern city of Stuttgart, about a thousand airline passengers were stranded overnight as 70 flights were cancelled due to heavy snowfall, the airport said.
In Britain, the first snow of winter disrupted road and rail travel across the southeast.
Commuters faced severe delays on many routes into London. Southeastern, a train company serving the region, said it expected delays to continue into the afternoon and said its Web site crashed from a flood of passenger queries.
Britain's Met office said heavier snowfalls were expected in parts of the southeast on Thursday and Friday.